Colombo: The Marxist JVP is looking to
expand its regional ties with like-minded groups in the south
Asian region, a statement issued by the party said on Friday.
JVP leader Somawansa Amarasinghe was quoted as saying
that he called for a parley on democracy and social justice in
the south Asian region at a meeting he had with Nepal`s former
deputy prime minister, KP Sharma Oli here.
The JVP said Sharma had endorsed Amarasinghe`s idea. JVP
or the People`s Liberation Front, the third largest Sinhala
majority political party in the country has a history of
The party was founded in 1965 with the aim of providing a
leading force for a socialist revolution in Sri Lanka.
It led unsuccessful attempts to topple the governments in
1971 and 1989. They entered the democratic mainstream in 1994
and tasted power of governance in 2004 when it became part of
the ruling coalition.