New party being formed for Fonseka to contest presidential polls
Symbol likely to be something like a sword, but not so sharp
The JVP says it is not apprehensive about being part of the same Cabinet as its b te noire, the Tamil National Alliance, dubbed in Parliament as the mouthpiece of the LTTE, in the event of a caretaker government being formed with UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister.
In reply to a question whether the JVP had no difficulty in sitting with the TNA in the same Cabinet after being critical of the latter s pro-LTTE stance, JVP Parliamentary Group Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said he saw no reason why his party could not do so because the caretaker government to be formed would consist of all political parties represented in Parliament.
He said his party saw no alternative to winning the next presidential election with the help of a common candidate and forming a caretaker government to restore democracy.
Asked whether the Elections Commissioner had rejected the JVP s application for the registration of a new political party to field Gen. (retd) Sarath Fonseka at the next presidential election, Dissanayake said his party had not received any official communication to that effect.
He said the application for the registration of the new party had been submitted on Oct. 12, 2009 and the JVP was hopeful that the Elections Commissioner would accept it and Gen. Fonseka would be able to contest on its ticket.
Dissanayake said the party symbol was likely to be something like a sword, but not so sharp .