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 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