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The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna Split

The radical, Sinhalese nationalist Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna has split, the real reasons for which are not yet clear. Among the various possible reasons are the mainstream jvp's unease with a breakaway faction's Sinhalese-Buddhist nationalist project and the collision of the Sinhalese nationalist and class struggle lines within the party. It is also a dispute about coalition strategies that has spilled on to the domain of personal relations. For now, the Rajapakse administration is the beneficiary.

the charismatic young leader of the Sinhalese nationalists. While being a leading ofce holder of a party which still calls itself leftist the English media in Colombo con tinue to call the JVP reds and Marxists though these labels are quite dubious Weerawansa in fact

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