JVP-TNA Discuss 20A And Abolition Of Executive Presidency: Both Parties Say Talks "Highly Positive": Lalkantha Also Attends Discussion

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today held a discussion with the Tamil National Alliance on the possibility of securing the latter's support for the 20th Amendment to the Constitution which deals with the abolition of the Executive Presidency. 

Anura Kumara Dissanayake led the JVP delegation while R. Sampathan led the TNA delegation attending the discussion. 

Former JVP Parliamentarian K.D. Lalkantha, who was recently arrested by the Police for drunk driving, also attended the discussion representing the JVP. The discussion was Lalkantha's first public activity after being released on bail. 

Party sources said the discussion with the TNA was "highly positive" and the JVP would continue the dialogue with the TNA. 

"The TNA and the JVP held discussions in Colombo on abolishing executive presidency and devolution of power and also decided to work together on many common fronts for the good of the country," the TNA tweeted shortly after the meeting with the JVP.

The JVP held a discussion with Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa last week, but the latter fell short of assuring support for the 20th Amendment. 

The JVP is also expected to meet Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and senior leaders of the UNP this week. 

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