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Split imminent in the JVP

Mar 19, 2011 12:05:29 PM - itnnews.lk

Internal sources of the JVP say that serious conflicts have arisen in the JVP following the local government election results.

The majority of Politburo members and activists have been of the view that Parliamentarian Anura Kumara Dissanayaka is responsible for the defeat. A number of members of the Tissamaharama Pradeshiya Sabha who were in the Politburo have lost their positions following their defeat. Bimal Ratnayake who was a long time Parliamentarian of the party not being included in the Politburo by Anura Dissanayaka is also believed to be a major cause for  the conflict. A spokesman of the Party said that there is a possibility of a split in the Party. Meanwhile sources said that Anura Kumara Dissanayake has banned Lal Kantha from participating in university lectures. The General Secretary of the Party Tylvin Silva has vehemently protested against the decision. Internal sources say that due to these issues, serious ideological clashes have occurred in the party between several groups.