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28 November 2006

Sri Lanka

IN SRI Lanka, 3,000 people have lost their lives as a three year-old ceasefire is falling apart...

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22 November 2006

Worldwide protests at MP's murder

Sri Lanka: ON MONDAY, 13 November, up to 10,000 people filed through central Colombo, Sri Lanka, with the coffin of murdered TNA MP, Nadarajah Raviraj...

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26 October 2006

Sri Lanka: Is peace possible?

THE DESCRIPTION of Sri Lanka as 'tear-shaped' has never been more apt than it is today...

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22 June 2006

Socialists oppose the war in Sri Lanka

ON 15 June, two claymore mines exploded in Sri Lanka destroying a bus packed with farmers, workers and children. Over 60 were killed and another 40 injured...

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27 April 2006

War looms after Colombo bombing in Sri Lanka

ON 25 APRIL a suicide bomber attacked the car in which the top Sri Lankan army commander was travelling. Eight people were killed and the commander, Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka, was seriously injured...

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27 April 2006

No more tears sister

This is a film about Rajani Thiranagama, a Sri Lankan university lecturer and human rights activist. She was murdered in Jaffna at the height of the Indian Peace Keeping Force's (IPKF) involvement in the war with the Liberation.

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6 April 2006

United Socialist Party wins election seat

IN THE council and provincial elections which took place on Thursday, 30 March, the United Socialist Party (CWI in Sri Lanka) won one seat and massively improved its vote in many other areas, writes Clare Doyle, CWI.

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9 February 2006

Sri Lanka: Back from the brink of war?

JUST A week or so ago, the four-year long ceasefire in Sri Lanka's civil war was on the verge of collapse...

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19 January 2006

One year on... where is the relief?

Sri Lanka: The tsunami legacy: WORKING PEOPLE around the world gave generously in order to support the victims of the 2004 tsunami - well before their respective governments began to release their statements of sympathy...

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24 November 2005

Big gains for United Socialist Party

SRI LANKA'S presidential election was held against the backdrop of a faltering three-year ceasefire between the government and separatist Tamil Tigers (LTTE), a badly performing economy, and a population sti...

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13 October 2005

Sri Lanka: USP launches election campaign

THE PRESIDENTIAL election campaign in Sri Lanka got into full swing last Friday and so did the campaign of the United Socialist Party (CWI, Sri Lanka)...

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15 January 2005

Sri Lanka after the tsunami - opportunities and tensions

FOLLOWING THE tsunami in Sri Lanka, more than 40,000 people have lost their lives and there are about 800,000 refugees...

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17 July 2004

Sri Lankan Socialists' Elections Boost

ON SATURDAY 10 July, the Provincial Council elections saw a much lower turn-out than usual. All the major parties lost votes...

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10 April 2004

Sri Lanka: Election To End Crisis Ends In New Crisis

THE GENERAL election in Sri Lanka on 2 April failed to give either of the major party alliances a parliamentary majority. But the United Socialist Party (USP), the Socialist Party's counterpart in Sri Lanka, scored its highest ever number of votes...

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15 November 2003

Sri Lanka's Political Crisis Unresolved

PRESIDENT CHANDRIKA Kumaratunga's attempted semi-military coup against the United National Party (UNP) Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe appears to have boomeranged back against her, writes Robert Bechert.

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23 February 2001

Workers' anger at Sri Lankan government attacks

ANGER AT the Sri Lankan People's Alliance (PA) government is mounting by the day. The economic situation has become dire. Fuel prices have gone up four times in six months, bus fares have doubled in three...

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3 November 2000

Sri Lanka's violent election

THE RECENTLY concluded Sri Lankan parliamentary election has not given any strength to the capitalist class to solve their problems, writes Siritunga Jayasuriya, general secretary United Socialist Party, Sri Lanka.

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