National Sections of the L5I:

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: united demo builds on May Day success

On May 15, 5000 demonstrators marched across the heart of Colombo, from Campbell Park to the main railway station at Fort, to demand a reversal of the government's 65% price hike in the cost of electr Read more...

May Day in Sri Lanka

In every country, May Day provides an opportunity to assess the state of the working class movement. Read more...

Demo silences Rajapakse

Hundreds of demonstrators have prevented Sri Lanka's President Rajapakse from addressing a business meeting in the heart of the City of London. Read more...

Founding of Party overshadowed by abductions

The founding convention of the Frontline Socialist Party, was held in Colombo on April 9th. Read more...

Statement on Abductions in Sri Lanka

Council has learnt with dismay and anger of the abduction of Kumar Gunarathnam and Dimuthu Attygalle, leading members of the Movement for People's Struggle, on April 6th. Read more...

Sri Lanka: a new party?

In the aftermath of President Mahinda Rajapaksa's victory in his war against the Tamils, the JVP, the supposedly Marxist party that backed him, has split apart. Read more...

The twists and turns of the JVP

The Janathā Vimukthi Peramuṇa, JVP, is a product of the decay of the Stalinist movement after the split between Beijing and Moscow in the early Sixties. Read more...

Sri Lanka: Army blocks demo convoy

A convoy of buses travelling from Colombo to Jaffna to protest against the abduction of 2 members of the Movement for People's Struggle (MPS, which recently split from the JVP) has been repeatedly stopped and harassed and eventually prevented from reaching its destination by the army that still holds the north of the island in its grip. Read more...

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