JVP to hold national convention

[TamilNet, Monday, 26 May 2008, 04:17 GMT]
The fifth national convention of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), third largest political party in the current parliament, is to be held Tuesday, May 27, at Sugathathasa Indoor Stadium in Colombo, political sources in Colombo said. This will be the first convention of the JVP after, party propaganda secretary, Wimal Weerawanse, split from the party and formed a new political group called National Freedom Front (NFF).

Political sources further said the JVP's current leadership is to inform the members of the central working committee, charges leveled against rebel leader Wimal Weerawanse for the first time.

JVP sources said the first item in the agenda is the appointment of a new central committee. The leadership will then formulate the party strategy to face the challenges before the party including those rising from present political scenario.

The ceremonial opening of the convention will be at 9:00 a.m. and will continue till 1:00 p.m.

Parliamentarians, provincial councilors, local government members of the JVP, and representatives from district organizations are expected to participate in the national convention, sources said.


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