The president has prepared the ground for elections through several
dramatic measures during the last few months. On 4 November she
conducted a ’mini-coup’, taking command of three minister’s posts from
the UNP government. On 20 January, her party, the SLFP, formed an
alliance with the chauvinist...
The health workers’ strike in Sri Lanka is now (21 September) in its 6th
day. The workers are agitating on the main demand of rectifying an
unfair wage anomaly. It came about as a result of the increase the
doctors got from their successful strike a few months ago. Their
increase put all other workers in the...
“The thirteenth day of our strike has ended with a glorious victory!”
declared Saranapala Palihena, member of the Janaraja Joint Health
Services Union and Executive Committee of United Socialist Party (CWI
"The peace process is the most important issue in Sri Lanka today. The
war shows the incapability of the capitalist class to develop society.
It is extremely weak and dependent on reactionary elements to stay in
power and win elections", explains Siritunga Jayasuriya from the CWI
section United Socialist Party...