JVP will not associate with UNP-Anura

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No Cabinet and a Prime Minister. President should appoint a new Prime Minister and a Cabinet.

DM-1-11By Yohan Perera and Kelum Bandara

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) yesterday said it would not associate with the UNP to form a Government or for any other purpose although it brought the No Confidence Motion against the new administration of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.



There was room for a debate on the NCM against the Rajapaksa administration.


JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake who expressed this sentiment during a media briefing held at the Parliamentary complex last afternoon said their intention was to form a Government of its own.

“The Ranil Wickremesinghe administration was acting against the people’s mandate on a large scale and a No Confidence Motion was brought against it earlier this year. We voted in favour. We stand for truth. There may be others who claim they stand for truth but that is not relevant for us and no one could associate us with them,” he said.

Mr Dissanayake added that the House did not decide that Ranil Wickremesinghe should be the Prime Minister but only passed a No Confidence Motion against the administration of Mr Rajapaksa who was appointed Prime Minister on October 26 this year.

Mr Dissanayake said what President should do now was to respect the mandate without resorting to various other tactics.

“He should realise that the conspiracy of October 26 is defeated. He should decide the next course of action based on the current composition of Parliament and the mandate given by the people in 2015. The New government should be one which is based on the composition of the House,” he said.

“There is no Cabinet and a Prime Minister now. The President should appoint a new Prime Minister and a Cabinet. The President has enough experience in such matters. There is also a notion that if the administration formed on October 26 has no majority in the House, the administration which governed the country should be reinstated. However the Attorney General has to advise the President,” he added.

He said the JVP would support a motion to dissolve the House if such a motion were to be brought in line with the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.