Women constitute half the population of Sri Lanka and play a crucial role in the affairs of the country. On the one hand, both the president and the prime minister are women and the world’s first woman prime minister was produced by Sri Lanka. But this has not helped to enhance the situation of Sri Lankan working...

New crisis for US-Pakistan relations

Unless the trade unions take control of allcoating aid and assistance, the preferences will only end up lining the pockets of the corrupt Pakistani ruling class.

The rapidly executed military coup of Tuesday 12 October 1999 marks a new, and even more unstable and tension-ridden period in Pakistan and the wider Asian sub-continent. The coup represents the possibility of further erosion of what little remains of  the democratic rights of the masses. It will considerably...

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