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27 November 2019
The extremely polarised presidential election in Sri Lanka on 16 November has resulted in victory for Gotabaya Rajapaksa of the Sri Lanka People's Front (SLPP).
22 May 2019
Thirty years of war in Sri Lanka came to a brutal end on 18 May 2009. In their final act of barbarity Sri Lankan government forces surrounded over 300,000 people fleeing the war, forced them into a tiny lagoon called Mullivaikal and bombarded them.
22 April 2019
United workers' struggle can cut off growth of racism and division
Victims of this attack were from all Sri Lanka's main ethnic and religious groups
21 November 2018
A power struggle between Sri Lanka's main establishment parties erupted into violence last week, with MPs brawling in parliament.
31 October 2018
Workers and oppressed must fight both rotten capitalist camps: Sri Lanka is experiencing a dramatic constitutional crisis - an unprecedented parliamentary coup.
25 July 2018
Ian Paisley Jr, Democratic Unionist Party MP for North Antrim, Northern Ireland, is set to be suspended from the House of Commons for 30 sitting days.
3 June 2015
End violence against women: On 20 May, Jaffna in Sri Lanka came to a standstill, with shops being shut and black flags raised in memory of Vidya Sivaloganathan, the 17-year-old A-level student brutally gang raped and murdered
3 June 2015
Sign the petition! Release Janahan from detention now!
14 January 2015
In the presidential election held on 8 January in Sri Lanka the incumbent, Mahinda Rajapaksa, suffered a fatal blow. The opposition candidate, Maithripala Sirisena, won with 51.3% against Rajapaksa's 47.6%.
30 July 2014
The CWI has condemned a vicious physical attack on the 'Socialist Peace March against Racism and Communalism' last Saturday, 26 July, in Sri Lanka, as it attempted to proceed along the road past the Stupa and Buddhist temple at Kalutara
2 July 2014
Tamil Solidarity joined others in protest against recent attacks on Muslims in Sri Lanka. At least four people were killed and 100 injured as mobs ran riot in the southern coastal town of Aluthgama
20 November 2013
Prime Minister David Cameron recently shook the blood-stained hand of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity
13 November 2013
With the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (Chogm) taking place from 10 to 17 November all eyes are on Sri Lanka
16 October 2013
Among the Commonwealth's stated 'core beliefs' are democracy and human rights. But democratic and human rights are being trampled on by the dictatorial regime in Sri Lanka, which is to host the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (Chogm) in November
17 July 2013
This month marks the anniversary of the 1983 'Black July' anti-Tamil pogroms in Sri Lanka organised by the United National Party (UNP) government of president JR Jayewardene
29 May 2013
A one-day protest general strike held on 21 May was a significant step forward for the working class in Sri Lanka, writes Srinath Perera.
22 May 2013
Prime Minister David Cameron's decision to lead Britain's delegation to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting is a kick in the teeth to all Tamil-speaking people, writes Manny Thain.
15 May 2013
International workers' solidarity needed: Prime Minister David Cameron's decision to lead Britain's delegation to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting is a kick in the teeth to Tamil-speaking people...
12 December 2012
Protests outside Sri Lankan embassies against the brutal suppression of Tamil students in Jaffna, have taken place around the world...
6 June 2012
Tamil Solidarity meeting: "War criminal", "terrorist", "go home" - a cacophony of angry chants reverberated around the arrivals hall at Heathrow airport as over 500 Tamils protested on Sunday 3 June, writes Sarah Sachs-Eldridge.
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