JVP leaves coalition Government

[TamilNet, Thursday, 16 June 2005, 05:14 GMT]
Mr. Somawanse Amerasinghe, leader of the marxist extreme Sinhala nationalist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), Thursday officially announced that his party has left the Government of the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) with effect from Wednesday midnight. "There is no more talk with the Government. We had left from the United People Front Alliance (UPFA) Government", Mr. Amerasinghe underlined. "My party will sit in opposition in the Parliament," he said, addressing a two-hours long press conference at the Colombo National Library Auditorium Thursday morning. The JVP has 39 seats in the 225-seat Parliament of Sri Lanka.

JVP's farewell from UPFA
JVP leader thanking the voters and saying farewell to UPFA coalition government
JVP propaganda Secretary Mr. Wimal Weeravansa, General Secretary Mr. Tilvin Silva and Minister of Agriculture Mr. Anura Kumara Dissanayake took part in this press conference.

Somawanse added that the JVP would also sit in the opposition in the Provincial Councils in the South.

He apologised for taking the decision to leave the UPFA government and the UPFA administration in the Provincial Councils.

Meanwhile, ministers representing the JVP in the UPFA government are to submit their resignations from the cabinet with immediate effect, sources said.


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