JVP dissidents form new party
The breakaway JVP group led by MP Wimal Weerawansa yesterday
submitted an application to the Elections Commissioner to register a new
party named the Jathika Nidahas Peramuna (National Freedom Front).
Weerawansa has been named the President of the Party while MP Nandana
Gunatilake has been selected as the General Secretary.
Kamal Deshapriya is the National Convenor.
The Elections Commissioner will consider the application in due
course. There are 53 recognised political parties in the country.