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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2967

Wimal and Nandana agreed to form a new political party

Sunil C. Perera and Chithralal Jayasinghe

Colombo, 03 May, ( Parliamentarian Nandana Gunatillake, said that they would form a new political party in the near future. He said that he has already discussed with Wimal Weerawansa about this party.

The new political movement will also include those who have left the JVP in dejection, and that doors were open for any would-be deserter as well, Mr. Gunatilake said.

Speaking to media regarding his talks with Mr. Weerawansa, the JVP MP said that the new movement would be launched this month.

The new party would be registered with the Elections Commissioner after May 10th, he added.

In the meantime, While claiming that the party membership of dissident MP Wimal Weerawansa would be cancelled constitutionally, JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva today said that Weerawasna should contact the party directly without conveying massages through media.

He said the Central Committee of the JVP would take a decision regarding Wimal Weerawansa soon.

He said at the moment Weerawansa is the Propaganda Secretary of the party and the member of the politburo. But during last few days Weerawansa acted on his own.

After the first week of March, Weerawansa has not attended party's main political meetings .Tylwin Silva said Weerawansa must appear before the party and sort out the problem.Mr.Silva said forming a new political party, the dissident member that he would lose the party membership in accordance with its constitution, if he went ahead with the decision. Gunatilake, Kamal Deshapriya (Kalutara Senevi) or any other person who "gasps for air in the midst of a difficult political journey," the JVP Secretary said.

"Wimal has changed his telephone numbers,” Tylwin Silva said. Therefore, we have no way of speaking to him. We cannot go and meet him because he does not say where he lives. However, we have not changed our telephone numbers. Th e party headquarters at Pelawatte is still open. Wimal may still remember where it is," Mr. Silva said.

- Asian Tribune -

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