JJB holds talks with FSP

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The Jathika Jana Balawegaya (JJB) held discussions with their arch political rivals, the Frontline Socialist Party (FSP), for the first time after the 2012 JVP breakup.

Political reforms including the 21st Amendment and abolishing the Executive Presidency were on the agenda.

The meeting saw the JVP breakaway faction returning to Party Headquarters in Pelawatta after a decade.

Speaking to the Media at JVP Headquarters, JVP Politburo Member K.D. Lalkantha said discussions were held pertaining to the 21st Amendment and proposals to abolish the Executive Presidency.

Lalkantha emphasised that the FSP and the JVP have made various interventions together on various occasions in the past and that a consensus was reached to continue to do so.

Meanwhile, FSP Education Secretary, Pubudu Jayagoda said they held discussions with several Opposition parties regarding political reforms. He said they held talks after protesters at Galle Face demanded certain changes. Jayagoda said they did not discuss moves to contest elections as a coalition.

By Aloka Kasturiarachchi