Council elections in Sri Lanka have reinforced last December’s general
election results with the United National Party strengthening its
position further. It was bolstered, above all, by the cease-fire deal
with the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. SOCIALISM TODAY
interviewed SIRITUNGA JAYASURIYA,...
"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...
Even as we are sending this out there is heavy fighting around Jaffna.
The ‘Tigers’ have taken a vitally important bridge and yesterday claimed
to be 3 kilometres form the town itself. It looks like the end-game for
the battle over Jaffna but the Chandrika government and the Army
generals are throwing...
The recapture of the strategic Elephant Pass by the Tamil Tigers
inflicted a severe blow to the Sri Lankan army. President Chandrika
Kumaratunga has declared a state of emergency, suspending democratic
rights and demanding yet more sacrifices from working people. Will the
Indian state intervene? At this crucial juncture...
The genocidal war in the north and east of Sri Lanka, which ended in May
2009, has created more than 68,000 widows. On the other hand, there are
another 30,000 widows in the southern part of the country due to the
demise of soldiers of the government forces.