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Convention to proceed as planned - says jana aragalaya movement
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Various views were expressed at a media briefing held in Colombo today concerning the disappearance of two activists attached to the jana aragalaya movement, which is formed by the breakaway rebels of the JVP.

Speaking during a media briefing organised under the collective partnership of several parties uniting under the jana aragalaya movement, Secretary of political affairs of the movement pubudu jayagoda stated that no information come to light still regarding the missing party activists.

He also stressed that the government should take immediate action to halt the suppression of those bearing opposing political views.

Meanwhile the JVP also convened a media briefing in Colombo today. During this media briefing views were expressed concerning the activists who had gone missing from the jana aragalaya movement.

Addressing the media briefing JVP parliamentarian anura kumara disanayeke stated that the abduction of individuals had become an unofficial extension of the country's law.

However in this backdrop the political affairs secretary of the janaaragalaya movement pudu jayagoda stressed that despite these abductions the general convention of the movement would commence as intended.

In response the JVP states that such abductions should not be limited to

party conventions alone.

Meanwhile Opposition leader ranil wickremesinghe has also issued a release in the backdrop of these developments. In his release the leader of the opposition states that the government has been incapable of containing such incidents which tarnish the reputation of the country both locally and globally.

The release further notes that it is the responsibility of the government to create an environment in which the country's citizens could live safely and freely.

However a police team has been deployed to probe investigations into these disappearances based on the instructions issued by the inspector general of police.

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