The appointment was approved at the party convention held today and he replaces Somawansa Amarasinghe as the party leader.
JVP MP Vijitha Herath said that the appointment of Anura Kumara Dissanayake as the new party leader was unanimously approved.
Amarasinghe, meanwhile, said that he will continue to work for the party till he dies or till he is killed.
He also said that no one in the party asked to be made the party leader as that is merely just a post.
He said that all those in the JVP want to work for the party and fulfill their responsibilities towards the people. (Colombo Gazette)