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Sri Lanka

Rajapaksa's defeat opens up Sri Lanka politics

Despite his characteristic boasting that he would win with ease, Mahinda Rajapaksa was defeated in the Sri Lankan Presidential election by a substantial margin, 51.3 to 47.6. Read more...

Sri Lanka: Vote Left Front … and organise to fight!

Having first amended the constitution to allow himself a third term in office, in November, Mahinda Rajapaksa decided to hold a presidential election on January 8, two years before his current term ex Read more...

Women: Organise self-defence against police brutality!

A video of a police sergeant brutally attacking a young woman in Ratnapura town has gone viral on social media in Sri Lanka. Read more...

Protests against Buddhist attacks on Muslim communities

Colombo, June 18. Read more...

Sri Lanka: Joint union campaign against Rajapaksa's budget

Taking advantage of the barrage of publicity that accompanied the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting the previous week, President Mahinda Rajapaksa last week presented his government's budget fo Read more...

Commonwealth leaders endorse Rajapaksa

There will be no limits on the extravagance of the ceremonies that will greet the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) when they arrive in Sri Lanka. Read more...

Sri Lanka: Release student leaders!

Two student leaders, Sanjeewa Bandara, Convenor of the Inter University Student Federation, IUSF, and Kimbullawe Chandrananda, Convenor of the Inter University Bhikku Federation, IUBF, have been deta Read more...

Sri Lanka: new attacks on Tamil rights

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