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JVP will not to support either side

The leader of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Anura Kumara Dissanayake confirmed his party would not be taking sides in the political turmoil in Sri Lanka, stating that the 'JVP will not be party to this dogfight'. 

Sri Lanka was plunged into crisis this week after the president, Maithripala Sirisena appointed the former president, Mahinda Rajapaksa as prime minister, displacing the UNP leader, Ranil Wickremesinghe. 

"The coalition government of Maithripala Sirisena and Ranil Wickremesinge had shattered the expectations of the people, the political parties and social movements that had brought them to power defeating the one-family rule." Dissanayake told a news conference.

"The President should now convene parliament and added that the premiership was decided on the majority of parliament," he added. 

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