Sri Lanka 

WFTU statement on education in Sri Lanka

The World Federation of Trade Unions, the militant voice of 105 million workers who live, work and struggle in 130 countries of the 5 continents, expresses its solidarity with the struggle of the working class of Sri Lanka, demanding that all students to be provided with the necessary infrastructure and equipment is required for the smooth access in the education.

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WFTU solidarity statement with the teachers in Sri Lanka

The World Federation of Trade Unions, the militant voice of more than 100 million workers in 132 countries, expresses its support and internationalist solidarity with the teachers in Sri Lanka who went on a countrywide strike on February 26th, 2020. The impressive participation of 95% of the teachers reveals the total agreement and unifying of all teachers with the fair demands that are expressed by the trade union movement.

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When there is no national unity there is no public security

When there is no national unity there cannot be public security says the Leader of the JVP Comrade Anura Dissanayaka. He said this at a seminar organized by the JVP on ‘Our mission to defeat extremism, build national unity and affirm public security’ held at Hatton – Dickoya town Hall yesterday (15th). Speaking further Comrade Anura Dissanayaka said the three services and the police alone cannot establish national unity in the country.

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May Day message of the JVP

The International Workers’ Day that falls on 1st May is a day commemorated by the working people including the downtrodden masses with dignity. May Day is the day the working masses show their strength, unity and militancy and also their readiness to struggle for their rights and for a new society. The International Workers’ Day was created to commemorate the workers’ leaders who laid down their lives at the struggle launched by workers in Chicago in 1886 against the oppression and suppression of capitalism and demanding an 8-hour working day.…

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Defeat barbaric Islam extremism

It is evident that the attack on the 21st was an Islam extremist barbaric attack. What is to be done now is to take measures to totally defeat Islam extremist ideology, individual and organizations that follow it. However, the measures being taken by the government don’t seem to be successful. The country cannot be brought back to normalcy without defeating this Islam extremist ideology. Mr Maithripala Sirisena as the President and Mr Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Prime Minister, instead of acting in a responsible manner for the country and the…

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Let’s work according to a national agenda to avoid country being prey to extremism

Let’s stop pointing fingers at each other and making statements and behaving in a manner to get petty political advantage amidst barbaric Islamic extremists’ bomb attacks but overlook party politics at least for a short period and work according to a national agenda to avoid the country becoming a prey to this calamity says the Information Secretary of the JVP Comrade Vijitha Herath. He said this participating in the debate on emergency regulations held in Parliament yesterday (24th).

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JVP of Sri Lanka condemns attacks on churches and hotels

In Sri Lanka, more than 300 people have been killed at suicide bomb attacks that occurred in eight places including hotels and Catholic Churches on Easter Sunday, April 21. The statement issued by the Political Bureau of the People’s Liberation Front (JVP) declares that they detest and strongly condemn this cowardly and barbaric attack. The statement reminds the government’s responsibility to hold a prompt inquiry regarding the incident, reveal the truth to the country, take legal action against the perpetrators, and to prevent any distress that would occur in the…

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