Former JVP leader Somawansa Amarasinghe passed away

somawansa-copyFormer leader of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Somawansa Amarasinghe passed away today.

He passed away at his Rajagiriya residence, JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said.

Somawansa Amarasinghe resigned as JVP leader in 2014 and Anura Kumara Dissanayake replaced him.

Amarasinghe was JVP leader for 20 years and was also the only surviving member of the party’s central committee appointed during the 1971 insurrection.

However last year Amarasinghe resigned from the party following an internal dispute. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. People of Sri Lankan has to review of politics of JVP since its beginning 1965 May.
    It was outright terrorist and anarchist outfit and anti- social political and anti democratic force in our an Island after 1948 Independent.
    We have check and balance of modern political parties and classes and their practical tasks of democracy evolution since 1965 the foundation of JVP terror outfit. Lost of life and lost of bourgeois revolution in our nation after independent that as we are democracies of infantile age and infantile understanding of democracy must learn from JVP .

    We have no experience of how independent work on democracy in every field and builds our country, nation and people.
    In between that JVP came into being 1965. Somawasa A….was leading carder and later leader of JVP more than several decades in our island politics.
    His role has be evaluated by progressive elites of democratic intelligences , but not that by JVP or ex-terrorist of ex-anarchist..
    Natural death of SA is common for everybody. Our sympathies with their family.

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