JVP mulls quitting National Executive Council

JVP mulls quitting National Executive Council

March 24, 2015   04:48 pm

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says that the government had taken a sudden decision to cancel the National Executive Council meeting scheduled for today. 

The party’s Propaganda Secretary Vijitha Herath stated that the JVP had intended to raise certain issues in the council, considering the recent political developments in the country.

However, the opportunity was missed due to the sudden cancellation of the meeting, he said, adding, that the council should convene as soon as possible. 

The Parliamentarian further said that the JVP would take a final decision regarding its continued involvement with the National Executive Council, considering recent political developments.   

The decision will be taken after discussion with representatives of the civil society organizations, which had assisted in defeating the former administration, he said.  

The National Executive Council was set up, inclusive of representatives of parties represented in Parliament as well as Civil Society organizations, to strengthen democracy following the victory of Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential polls in January.

The council had discussed the necessary reforms proposed in Sri Lankan President’s 100-day plan and how best to implement them during its previous sessions.

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