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JVP leaders asked to appear in Sri Lanka court

[PTI, Tuesday, 27 December 2011 17:33 No Comment]

(PTI) The internal dispute in Sri Lanka”s third largest political party JVP reached court today with its leaders asked to appear before a judge in response to a petition filed by the dissident group.

The dissident group members of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) or People”s Liberation Front filed action in the district court here today seeking an injunction order against the party”s special congress scheduled for January 1.

The court issued a notice to the JVP leader Somawansa Amarasinghe and the 22-member central committee asking them to appear in court on December 30.

The dissidents, who have formed their own pressure group within the party, want the court to declare the convention illegal as they fear the party would take action to expel them at the convention.

The JVP sits in the opposition in the parliament.

Their parliamentary numbers have diminished with every election since they turned their back on the ruling coalition of president Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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