The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says it sees a strong growth in its popularity ahead of the August 17 Parliament election.
JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva said that the JVP is not going to put a number on the amount of Parliament seats it expects to secure at the election.
He says the JVP is ready to accept any number of seats according to the wishes of the people but it has noted a rise in its popularity in recent times and so expects more seats than what it had earlier.
“We will not measure our strength based on the number of seats we expect to win at the election. But now a lot of people in Sri Lanka are saying we should get more seats in Parliament. The people are happy with what JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake is doing so they are talking about us in the bus, train and other places,” he said.
Silva said that the next Government may not have a majority and so it will be critical that the JVP has enough seats in Parliament to put pressure on the new Government after the August 17 election. (Colombo Gazette)