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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: Rajapakse's constitutional power grab

Today, September 22, President Gothabaya Rajapakse took full advantage of his victory in the August parliamentary elections to introduce sweeping constitutional reforms that will make that parliament Read more...

Sri Lanka: Sinhala chauvinists strengthen their grip

Sri Lanka's general election, held on August 5, gave a landslide victory to the Sri Lanka Freedom Alliance, the electoral bloc dominated by the President, Gotabhaya Rajapakse and his brother, Mahinda Read more...

Sri Lanka: No choice for the working class in the presidential election

Sri Lanka goes to the polls tomorrow, November 16, to elect a new president. Read more...

Sri Lanka: Vote Socialist - and organise to fight!

Sri Lanka is facing a steadily worsening economic situation. For years, governments have spent more than they raised. Read more...

Statement on the Sri Lanka bombings

Socialists everywhere should unconditionally condemn the recent bombings in Sri Lanka which, at the latest count, killed more than 200 entirely innocent people. Read more...

Sri Lanka: A Tale of Two Strikes

Much of the news the world hears from Sri Lanka centres on either the aftermath of the civil war against the Tamils or the rivalry between the imperialist powers expressed through the mainstream polit Read more...

Sri Lanka: crisis resolved, for now

Sri Lanka's constitutional crisis, during which there appeared to be two governments at one point and no government at all at another, has been resolved, at least formally. Read more...

Sri Lanka: President dissolves parliament

Late on the afternoon of Friday, November 9, Sri Lanka's President, Maithripala Sirisena of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, SLFP, announced that he was dissolving the country's parliament and calling a g Read more...

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