More on the SEP in Sri Lanka
By the Socialist Equality Party, 10 March 2018
The government and the ruling elite are using anti-Muslim communalism to divert and divide the working people.
By W.A. Sunil, 18 June 2016
Angry protests following the huge June 5 Salawa armoury explosion reflect growing opposition to the government.
By Athiyan Silva, 16 May 2016
Jayalalithaa’s promises have nothing to do with any concern about the oppression of Sri Lankan Tamils.
By the Socialist Equality Party, 9 April 2016
The eviction of slum dwellers and low-income families cannot be separated from the government’s attacks on thousands of urban and rural workers.
By our correspondents, 30 December 2015
Well aware that World War II would produce revolutionary upheavals, neither Stalinism nor imperialism could tolerate Trotsky’s continued existence.
By W. A. Sunil, 21 August 2015
During the election, the SEP alone warned that all the capitalist parties were united in their determination to impose the burden of the economic crisis onto working people.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 20 August 2015
The support for the SEP indicates a turn by an advanced section of workers and the oppressed masses towards the perspective of socialist internationalism.
By our correspondent, 17 August 2015
Today’s election is being held in the wake of a US-backed regime-change operation in January that ousted former President Rajapakse because of his ties with China.
By our reporters, 17 August 2015
International Committee of the Fourth International supporters held a well-attended meeting to discuss the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) election campaign.
Sri Lankan general election 2015
For a socialist program against war, austerity and to defend democratic rights! For a workers and peasants government!
By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 15 August 2015
The SEP is standing 43 candidates in three of the country’s 22 electoral districts—Colombo, Jaffna and Nuwara Eliya.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 15 August 2015
Sirisena’s letter, aimed at bolstering the UNP’s electoral prospects, underscores the deep political crisis surrounding the whole election.
By Saman Gunadasa, 14 August 2015
Whether the US had a hand in it or not, the latest scandal is indicative of the methods that will be employed should Rajapakse win the election.
By Minusha Fernando, 13 August 2015
The problems facing the youth are an indictment of these parties and the capitalist system they maintain.
By Rohantha De Silva, 11 August 2015
The promotion of the UNP, the country’s oldest bourgeois party steeped in crimes against the working class, as a champion of democracy is a complete fraud.
By W.A. Sunil, 7 August 2015
In his bid to become prime minister, Rajapakse is posing as the “defender of the motherland” and making populist promises that he has no intention of keeping.
By our correspondent, 6 August 2015
Irrigation department and other local workers in Ratmalana, near Colombo, voice their anger over rising poverty and increasing exploitation.
By our correspondent, 1 August 2015
Hundreds of shoppers and passers-by listened to the SEP’s open-air election meeting in Kayts.
By our correspondent, 16 July 2015
The SEP’s election slates are headed by leading party members with long-standing records of fighting for socialist internationalism.
By our correspondents, 12 May 2015
Workers and students explain why they participated in the ICFI’s international May Day event.
By Manusha Fernando, 23 February 2015
The delay is a clear concession to the new Sri Lankan government in return for its rapid realignment of Colombo’s foreign policy away from Beijing towards Washington.
By Saman Gunadasa, 9 February 2015
Behind false claims of budget “concessions,” the government is preparing new attacks on the working class and the poor.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 20 January 2015
The measures are nothing but a smokescreen for the new government’s right-wing agenda, including its pro-US foreign policy.
By our reporters, 11 October 2014
The SEP and IYSSE are holding public meetings tomorrow in Hatton and Gampaha against the drive to war.
By the Socialist Equality Party, 11 September 2014
The government and opposition parties are engaged in a nationalist and chauvinist campaign to blind workers and youth to the real political issues they face.
SEP public meeting in Sri Lanka
15 October 2008
The Socialist Equality Party (SEP) and the International Students for Socialist Equality (ISSE) in Sri Lanka will hold a public meeting on October 18 to discuss the global financial crisis and its implications for the working class in South Asia and internationally.
By Nanda Wickramesinghe, 1 October 2008
Speaking to the WSWS, Kamalthasan explained the circumstances of his arrest: “We had sufficient legal documents to prove our identity even according to the government’s rules... There were political reasons for our arrest."
By K. Ratnayake, 20 September 2008
Sri Lankan police have refused to release Socialist Equality Party (SEP) member Velummailum Kamalthasan and his relative Santhiralingam Ilancheliyan, who have now been held without charge for five days in the Negombo police station lock-up.
By the the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 18 September 2008
The Socialist Equality Party (SEP) in Sri Lanka is demanding the immediate and unconditional release of party member Velummailum Kamalthasan and his brother-in-law Santhiralingam Ilancheliyan, who were arrested by Sri Lankan police on Monday in Negombo, about 40 kilometres north of Colombo. The two men have been kept illegally inside a police lock-up for the three days since.