31 JVP members pledge support to President

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By Thilanka Kanakarathna   

Thirty-one Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) members including four former Parliamentarians pledged their support to President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday, reliable sources said.  

According to the President’s Media Unit, four former JVP MPs, seven Provincial Councillors, two Pradeshiya Sabha members and 18 other JVPers met the President at his residence last night to pledge their support.   

The four former MPs who pledged their support were Dimuthu Abeykoon, R. P. A. Ranaweera, S. K. Subasinghe and Anjaan Umma.   

Several JVP members also obtained Sri Lanka Freedom Party membership which was personally handed over to them by the President.   

Meanwhile, former United National Party Provincial Councillor Palitha Lihiniyakumara and two other members have also pledged their support to President Sirisena.