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JVP To Contest LG Polls Separately

Jan 6, 2011 12:06:04 PM - thesundayleader.lk

The JVP today (6) announced it decision to contest the local government elections separately under the party’s “bell” symbol.

JVP Leader Somawansa Amerasinghe told the media that while the party would contest the local government elections separately, it would continue as the main coalition party of the DNA led by Sarath Fonseka.

He said the JVP has contested the local government election separately even in the past would therefore contest separately this time as well.

Amerasinghe also said the JVP was displeased with the government’s move to hold local government elections on a staggered basis.