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Sri Lanka: JVP Members have been elected to almost every council- Tilvin

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Image: JVP general secretary Tilvin Silva.

(LT/12 Feb 2018) “The votes for the JVP have increased proportionately as well as quantitatively. JVP Members have been elected towards that had never had a JVP Member. Several JVP Members have been elected to almost every council. There are certain councils in which five or six JVP Members have been elected. Hence, we believe that we could carry out a massive service for the people. In time to come these councils will deteriorate politically. Then the people will greatly need our service,” said the General Secretay of the JVP Tilvin Silva as a press conference held at the head office of the JVP at Pelawatta yesterday (11th).

He said, “After about one year of functioning of these local councils the people living in them would understand what has been denied to them by Mahinda regime. The people have lost the opportunity to get the best service through local councils. The election result has not incurred any losses to our party but the people who expected to get a good service from the local councils have lost that opportunity. It is the same people who have been controlling the councils 4 years ago. As such, the people will have to suffer the same experiences. The people will finally realize they have lost something they could have won.

The votes for the JVP have increased proportionately as well as quantitatively. JVP Members have been elected towards that had never had a JVP Member. Several JVP Members have been elected to almost every council. There are certain councils in which five or six JVP Members have been elected. Hence, we believe that we could carry out a massive service for the people. In time to come these councils will deteriorate politically. Then the people will greatly need our service.

Only the JVP contested as a single party throughout the island. All other parties contested as amalgamations. Certain parties contested under three symbols. We did politics on a policy. We addressed a large section of the population. We have taught politics to a large number of people. As such, people will understand what would happen in these councils and realize the truth we have told the people. It is certain that a different political situation will be created in the country in the near future. We have the strength and determination to go forward with the number of votes and members we have received.

During the past two years, there was disorder within politics in this country. There was the confrontation between the President and the Prime Minister. As they were attempting to fulfil their petty interests, fulfilling the needs of the people took a backstage. The mandate they received was completely ignored. This is why the defeated wicked forces could raise their heads again. This anarchic situation would not end in the future. We would take measures to manage this anarchic situation for the benefit of the people and the country. Those who have temporarily taken power would not be able to solve the issues of the people. It is the JVP that will have to solve the issues of the country and its people. We would march forward with this belief.”

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