Home » World News

Sri Lanka

Thousands affected by floods in Sri Lanka

By our correspondents, December 22, 2012

Most of those affected are poor farmers, fishermen and workers, who received no official forewarning.

Sri Lankan SEP marks 25th anniversary of Keerthi Balasuriya’s death

By our correspondent, December 19, 2012

SEP members and supporters attended the memorial ceremony in the Colombo General Cemetery.

Australia boosts links with Sri Lankan regime

By Mike Head, December 19, 2012

The Australian foreign minister announced closer military cooperation in preventing refugees fleeing Sri Lanka and exercising their right to seek asylum.

The enduring significance of the life and work of Comrade Keerthi Balasuriya

By International Committee of the Fourth International, December 18, 2012

The International Committee of the Fourth International and the World Socialist Web Site today mark 25 years since the death of Comrade Keerthi Balasuriya, the general secretary of the Revolutionary Communist League, forerunner of the Socialist Equality Party of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka: Security forces continue arresting Tamil youth

By our correspondent, December 14, 2012

Jaffna University students have been targeted because they have opposed the suppression of democratic rights and the privatisation of university education.

Sri Lanka: Parliamentary panel backs impeachment of chief justice

By K. Ratnayake, December 11, 2012

The rift between the government and the judiciary reflects a hostility among sections of the capitalist elite to the concentration of power in the hands of President Rajapakse.

Sri Lankan unions prepare political trap for plantation workers

By W.A. Sunil, December 6, 2012

The TUFPW is being formed not to fight for the interests of plantation workers, but to block an independent movement against the companies and government.

Sri Lanka: Jaffna University students arrested

By our correspondents, December 4, 2012

The latest detentions follow a series of police and military provocations against Jaffna students.

Report highlights UN “failure” in Sri Lanka

By Sujeewa Amaranath, November 29, 2012

The lessons drawn from the report are aimed at fashioning the UN into a more effective tool of imperialist intervention.

Sri Lankan SEP public meeting on Historical and International Foundations document

By our correspondents, November 24, 2012

Workers and students discussed the main perspective resolution adopted at the SEP’s founding congress in 2011.

Former leading member of Tamil nationalist LTTE assassinated in Paris

By K. Nesan, November 22, 2012

On November 8 a leader of the pro-LTTE Tamil Coordinating Committee was assassinated in Paris.

LTTE officials work with Sri Lankan government after civil war

By K. Nesan, November 22, 2012

LTTE cadre Selvarasa Pathmanathan’s career exemplifies how the Sri Lankan government works with Tamil nationalists to police the working class after the end of the Sri Lankan civil war.