National Sections of the L5I:

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: Protest against unlawful detention

 
This is the text of the leaflet handed out by League members today in Jaffna, northern Sri Lanka, on a protest called against the detention of two members of the newly formed Movement for Peoples Struggle Read more...

Human Rights – Rajapakse-style

 
December 10th, Human Rights Day, was marked in Jaffna by a rally protesting at the continued oppression and denial of the human rights of the Tamil people in Sri Lanka.
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Sri Lanka after the elections

The local elections on 8th of October ended with victory of the ruling nationalist alliance “United People’s Freedom Alliance” around the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) of president Rajapakse. The Alliance won 22 of the 23 contested urban councils. The United National Party (UNP) the main bourgeois opposition party, was only able to win in Colombo district. Read more...

Sri Lanka Army massacre of Tamils exposed

A recent TV documentary has exposed the massacre of Tamil civilians by the Sri Lankan army during the last days of the civil war. Read more...

Sri Lanka: Now Rajapaksa turns his guns on the workers

Roshen Chanaka Ratnasekera, a 21 year old machine operator, is dead. He was shot by police on May 30 when they attacked striking workers demonstrating against the imposition of a pension scheme that will rob thousands of their savings. Read more...

Strikes force Sri Lankan government to retreat

The government of Mahinda Rajapaksa has been forced to retreat over a new pension scheme that would rob workers of their savings. Read more...

Sri Lanka: Pogrom cover up

On September 13, an angry mob attacked the workers' settlement in a rubber plantation in Kukuleganga in the Ratnapura district of Sri Lanka. Read more...

Union delegates agree united campaign for higher pay in Sri Lanka

Workers in Sri Lanka are getting organised. Mahinda Devege reports from a recent delegate meeting called to coordinate a pay campaign across the island. Read more...

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