Sri Lankan SEP to hold election meetings

The Socialist Equality Party (SEP) has called public meetings throughout Sri Lanka as part of its campaign for the January 26 presidential elections. Its presidential candidate is Wije Dias, SEP general secretary and a member of the WSWS International Editorial Board. Dias fights for a workers’ and farmers’ government—a Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and Eelam—as part of the struggle for socialism in South Asia and internationally.


All the other 21 presidential candidates—from President Mahinda Rajapakse and the main opposition rival General Sarath Fonseka to the ex-lefts of the Nava Sama Samaja Party and the United Socialist Party—are committed to maintaining the capitalist order that produced a devastating 26-year communal war and is now preparing an onslaught on the living standards and democratic rights of working people.


At the SEP election meetings, Dias and other SEP speakers will discuss the crucial social, political and economic issues confronting working people and the oppressed masses, and explain the socialist program needed to resolve them. We warmly invite workers, housewives, youth and intellectuals to attend our meetings and participate in the SEP’s campaigns.


Meeting schedule:


Galle: Town Hall
Sunday January 3, 4.00 p.m.


Gampaha: Community Hall, Town Hall Grounds
Saturday January 9, 4.00 p.m.


Matara: Sanasa Hall, Nupe junction
Saturday January 9, 4.00 p.m.


Hatton: Sakthi Hall
Saturday January 9, 2.00 p.m.


Jaffna: Co-operative Hall
Sunday January 17, 2.00 p.m.


Ambalangoda: Fisheries Meeting Hall
Sunday January 17, 4.00 p.m.


Bandarawela: Town Hall
Sunday January 17, 3.00 p.m.


Colombo: Public Library Auditorium
Saturday January 23, 3.00 p.m.