ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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LONDON- Tribulations and Trials

Wijeweera was released and the JVP began to hold a series of public meetings in the important cities. Large crowds flocked to see and hear the youthful leaders of the movement which had by then received so much publicity. The JVP called upon the Government to go forward to socialism and it promised full support it steps in this direction were taken. This was also the theme of the articles in their newspapers which first began to appear during this period. The masses, who had voted in the UF Government and who now expected it to take very radical measures, found the JVP expressing and articulating their own aspirations. The JVP was conceived of as a 'pressure group that would push the Government to the Left. There was thus a climate of sympathy for it.

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