11:23 AM

Wimal faction make arrangements to register a new political party

Parliamentarin Nandana Gunathilaka today produced the documents at the Elections Commissioner's Secretariat to register a new party behalf of the Wimal Weerawansa faction . The party is named the National Freedom Front(NFF), colour Gold and the emblem the crown.

According to the party sources that it was not a carbon copy of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna.Speaking to media a spokesman of the forthcoming party said that the new political movement will however follow the original strategies of the JVP, formed by Rohana Wijeweera.The party’s doors will be open to anyone who is patriotic and progressive regardless of class, opening up opportunity for open dialogue.

Our sources say Wimal Weerawansa ,Nandana Gunatillake, Deepal Gunasekera and Kamal Deshapriya Mannaperuma will hold the key posts of the party.The ‘National Freedom Front’ will be launched on May 14th at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), sources further say.May 14, 2008 is of special significance to the JVP, as the day marks the 43rd anniversary of the leftist party founded by the late Rohana Wijeweera.

Meanwhile the JVP said the party would take stern action against Wimal Weerawansa and his follower’s.The dissidents said the new party has support of the academics, civil organizations and the patriotic people of Sri Lanka.