Indian subcontinent

Sri Lankan president invents an “international conspiracy”

By Vilani Peiris, 14 October 2009

The president regularly denounces unnamed powers and their local co-conspirators for smearing the name of the Sri Lankan military and undermining its victory against the LTTE. The “conspiracy” is woven into the government’s tub-thumping jingoism and used to denounce any critic of its war crimes and anti-democratic methods.

India: Chhattisgarh government to call probe into industrial accident

By Kranti Kumara, 13 October 2009

The Chhattisgarh government has been forced to call a judicial probe into a horrific industrial accident that killed 45 workers at a Bharat Aluminum Co. (BALCO) construction site in Korba last month.

Following attack on army headquarters

Pakistan vows to mount new military offensive

By Keith Jones, 12 October 2009

Pakistan’s army was forced to storm a section of its own national headquarters complex to put an end to a day-long assault and hostage-taking by unidentified anti-government insurgents.

Support for government fades in Sri Lankan election

By Wije Dias, 12 October 2009

The ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) failed to win the resounding victory in Saturday’s Southern Provincial Council election it had anticipated.

Sri Lanka: The JVP and the executive presidency

By K. Ratnayake, 10 October 2009

The JVP’s call for the abolition of the executive presidency is a desperate attempt to divert attention from its support for President Rajapakse and his war, its backing for state repression particularly of Tamils, and its lack of any policies to address the deepening social and economic crisis facing the majority of working people.

Sri Lanka: Vote SEP in the Southern Provincial Council election

Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 9 October 2009

The SEP calls on workers, farmers and youth in the Galle district to vote for its slate of candidates in the Southern Provincial Council elections on Saturday.

UN agency bombed in Pakistan

By James Cogan, 9 October 2009

A Pakistani Taliban militant carried out a suicide bombing against the UN World Food Program headquarters in Islamabad on Monday, killing five UN workers.

Sri Lankan SEP holds final election meeting in Galle

By our correspondents, 8 October 2009

The SEP held the final meeting in its campaign for the Southern Provincial Council election on October 10 last Sunday in Galle town hall. The party is standing a slate of 26 candidates for the Galle district.

Demand the release of Tamil detainees in Sri Lanka

the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 7 October 2009

The SEP in Sri Lanka and the WSWS are launching a campaign to demand the immediate and unconditional release of more than 250,000 Tamil civilians who have been detained in internment camps since the defeat of the LTTE in May.

Sri Lankan plantation workers support Balmoral Workers’ Action Committee

By our correspondents, 6 October 2009

Sri Lankan plantation workers discuss establishment of action committees in response to union betrayal of wage claim.

Letters of support for Balmoral Estate Action Committee

6 October 2009

Letters received by the WSWS on “Sri Lanka: An appeal to all workers by the Balmoral Estate Action Committee.”

Indian drought exacerbates social crisis

By Deepal Jayasekera, 5 October 2009

The ongoing drought in India, whose immediate cause is an abysmal monsoon, has dealt a cruel blow to hundreds of millions of desperately poor agricultural labourers, small farmers, and their families.

US faces worsening military situation in Afghanistan

By James Cogan, 3 October 2009

The anti-occupation insurgency has spread from the southern provinces that border Pakistan to the capital Kabul and northern provinces.

Sri Lanka: SEP election team campaigns among cinnamon peelers

By Ratnasiri Malalagama and Panini Wijesiriwardane, 3 October 2009

Cinnamon workers and small producers are among poorest section of the rural population in Sri Lanka.

Former detainee describes conditions in Sri Lankan internment camps

By Subash Somachandran, 2 October 2009

A young Tamil girl recently released from the military-controlled Manik Farm internment centre spoke with the WSWS about her experiences in the war zone and the squalid camps.

Protests mount against Pakistan’s blasphemy laws

By Ali Ismail, 1 October 2009

Pakistan’s draconian “blasphemy” laws have come under renewed criticism since several Christians were killed this summer by a mob of Muslim fundamentalists in a pogrom-style attack.

SEP holds public meeting in Sri Lankan plantations

By S. Jayanth, 1 October 2009

The SEP in Sri Lanka held a successful public meeting in the central highland town of Hatton on September 27 to discuss the political lessons of the recent plantation workers’ struggle.

Sri Lankan army fires on Tamil detainees

By Sarath Kumara and Subash Somachandran, 30 September 2009

Sri Lankan soldiers last Saturday shot at unarmed Tamil civilians being held in the country’s huge military-run internment camps.

The political significance of the Balmoral Estate Action Committee

By Wije Dias, 29 September 2009

The courageous step taken by tea plantation workers on the Balmoral Estate in Sri Lanka in establishing their own action committee, independent of the trade unions, has broad political significance for workers throughout the island and internationally.

Sri Lankan SEP to hold election meeting in Galle

29 September 2009

As a part of its campaign for the Southern Provincial Council elections, the SEP will hold a public meeting in the provincial capital of Galle on Sunday, October 4.

Sri Lankan SEP campaigns in southern rural villages

By our correspondents, 28 September 2009

The SEP has intervened in the southern coastal town of Hikkaduwa and surrounding villages, including Udumulla, Thotagamuwa and Seenigama, as part of its campaign for the Southern Provincial Council elections on October 10.

Sri Lankan plantation workers speak out against pay sell-out

By our correspondents, 26 September 2009

Speaking to the WSWS, workers from several tea estates angrily condemned the pay deal and all of the unions, including those that nominally claimed to oppose it.

Tamil detainees in Sri Lanka: “Almost living in hell”

By our correspondents, 25 September 2009

WSWS correspondents again visited the military-run camps in Vavuniya where hundreds of thousands of Tamil civilians have been detained in appalling conditions for four months.

Sri Lankan unions collaborate in police witch-hunt of plantation workers

By M. Vasanthan, 24 September 2009

Leaders of plantation-based trade unions have assisted the police in bringing charges against workers opposing last week’s pay agreement.

Sri Lankan SEP public meeting on the struggle of plantation workers

23 September 2009

The Socialist Equality Party will hold a public meeting on “The World Economic Crisis and the Plantation Workers’ Struggle” in Hatton on September 27.

Sri Lanka: An appeal to all workers by the Balmoral Estate Action Committee

22 September 2009

Workers at the Balmoral tea estate near Bogawanthalawa have issued an appeal calling on workers throughout Sri Lanka’s plantations to follow their lead in rejecting the current pay agreement and forming an action committee independent of all the trade unions.

Sri Lankan provincial election: SEP campaigns in fishing villages

Ratnasiri Malalagama and SEP candidate, 22 September 2009

Socialist Equality Party supporters visited several fishing villages in the Galle district as part of the party’s provincial election campaign. Poverty-stricken fishermen expressed hostility to local politicians from all major parties.

Sri Lankan provincial election

SEP campaigns among Free Trade Zone workers

By Panini Wijesiriwardena, 19 September 2009

As part of its campaign for the Southern Provincial Council elections on October 10, the SEP spoke to workers from the Koggala Free Trade Zone near Galle. The SEP is standing a slate of 26 candidates for the Galle district.

Sri Lankan plantation unions sign sell-out pay deal

By our correspondents, 18 September 2009

In opposition to the unions, there are many signs of widespread anger among workers over the wage agreement. Tens of thousands of plantation workers have rejected the deal and are continuing a go-slow campaign.

Sri Lankan SEP holds first meeting for Southern Provincial Council election

By our correspondents, 17 September 2009

Sri Lankan SEP launched its campaign for Southern Provincial Council elections with a public meeting in the coastal town Ambalangoda.

Sri Lanka: Plantation workers oppose wage sell-out

By our correspondents, 16 September 2009

Tens of thousands of plantation workers are defying the Ceylon Workers Congress (CWC) and continuing their go-slow actions in protest at the sell-out wage deal struck by the union and employers on Saturday.

Washington’s “good war”

Death squads, disappearances and torture in Pakistan

By Bill Van Auken, 16 September 2009

Reports from Pakistan’s Swat valley of the disappearance, torture and execution of civilians at the hands of the military death squads expose the reality of the so-called “good war” prosecuted by the Obama administration.

Sri Lanka: Reject wage sell-out by plantation unions

By W.A Sunil, 15 September 2009

The union agreement is in effect a substantial wage cut, as the agreed increase does not even compensate workers for the 55 percent rise in the official cost-of-living since the last agreement in March 2007.

Sri Lankan government expels UNICEF spokesman

By Sarath Kumara, 11 September 2009

The Sri Lankan government has expelled UNICEF’s spokesman in Colombo in a crude attempt to cover up its war crimes and hide the squalid conditions in which Tamil civilians are being detained.

Sri Lankan government opens up captured territory for investors

By Sampath Perera, 10 September 2009

Since the defeat of the LTTE in May, the Sri Lankan government has pressed ahead with extensive plans to attract foreign investors and set up Special Economic Zones inside captured rebel territory.

A socialist program for Sri Lankan plantation workers

the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 9 September 2009

The SEP warns plantation workers that the trade unions are preparing to impose a poverty-level wage deal in collaboration with employers and the government. Workers need to mobilise independently to defend their pay and conditions on the basis of socialist policies.

Sri Lankan police detain three JVP journalists

By W.A Sunil, 8 September 2009

Sri Lankan police have arrested three journalists from Lanka, a Sinhala weekly, under the country’s draconian emergency laws.

Sri Lanka: SEP public meeting to launch election campaign

7 September 2009

The Socialist Equality Party and the International Students for Social Equality will hold a public meeting in the coastal town of Ambalangoda.

Sri Lankan SEP stands in the Southern Provincial Council election

the Socialist Equality Party, 5 September 2009

The Socialist Equality Party is contesting the Southern Provincial Council elections to campaign for an end to the military occupation of the North and East, the defence of democratic rights and a socialist program to end social inequality.

Tamil journalist sentenced to 20 years jail by Sri Lankan court

By Deepal Jayasekera, 2 September 2009

In a major attack on democratic rights, Tamil journalist J.S. Tissanayagam was sentenced to 20 years of hard labour on Monday under the Prevention of Terrorism Act and emergency regulations.

Sri Lankan power workers strike for pay increase

By W.A. Sunil, 31 August 2009

Thousands of Ceylon Electricity Board workers took part in an islandwide, one-day strike last Friday to demand a 40 percent pay hike, the restoration of working conditions and the scrapping of the recent Electricity Bill.

Video evidence of Sri Lankan government war crimes

By Sarath Kumara, 29 August 2009

A grisly video of Sri Lankan soldiers executing naked, bound and blindfolded men in cold blood provides further first-hand evidence of the war crimes committed by the Sri Lankan government and military.

Sri Lankan government to impose onerous restrictions on political parties

By Nanda Wickremasinghe, 28 August 2009

The Sri Lankan government has announced legislation to impose tough new restrictions on political parties.

China-India border talks highlight rising tensions

By John Chan, 15 August 2009

This month’s border talks between China and India became a focus of mounting tensions between the two countries.

Sri Lankan power workers demand higher wages

By W. A Sunil, 23 July 2009

Thousands of Sri Lankan power workers held a one-day national protest on July 17 to defend benefits and demand higher wages. The struggle is part of the growing opposition of working people to government attacks on living conditions.

Sri Lankan president postpones “political solution” with Tamil elite

By Wjie Dias, 18 July 2009

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse has told an Indian newspaper that a promised deal with sections of the Tamil elite would not be announced until after he was elected for a second presidential term.

Sri Lankan government coerces detained doctors to recant war casualty figures

By Nanda Wickremasinghe, 16 July 2009

Sri Lankan government brought five detained doctors to a press conference to recant their previous eye-witness accounts of the military’s shelling and killing of Tamil civilians.

Sri Lankan government reactivates tripartite labour council to impose mass sackings

By W.A. Sunil, 11 July 2009

With thousands of Sri Lankan workers losing their jobs, the government has re-established the National Labour Advisory Council, giving the trade unions a major role in imposing mass layoffs.

India’s government rushes to address business criticisms of budget

By Deepal Jayasekera and Keith Jones, 10 July 2009

India’s Congress Party-led government has rushed to address big business criticism of the 2009-10 national budget. But concerns remain about the government’s increasingly perilous fiscal situation.

Security forces kill two protesting workers in Bangladesh

By Wimal Perera, 10 July 2009

Prime Minister Shiekh Hasina Wajed’s government has launched a sweeping crackdown on protesting garment workers after police and para-military Ansar forces shot dead two striking workers.

Sri Lankan all-party forum joins hands with Rajapakse regime

By K. Ratnayake, 8 July 2009

All the Sri Lankan parliamentary parties attended a meeting called by President Mahinda Rajapakse to form an “All Party Committee on Development and Reconciliation”.

Sri Lanka: LTTE exile group announces “transnational government”

By Athiyan Silva and K. Ratnayake, 3 July 2009

In the aftermath of its military defeat in May, an exile faction of the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam announced a grandiose plan to form “a provisional transnational government of Tamil Eelam”.

Sri Lanka revives draconian law to gag media

By Sampath Perera, 1 July 2009

The Sri Lankan government has revived legislation with broad powers to restrict the media and punish journalists and publishers.

The tragic journey of a displaced Tamil family in Sri Lanka

By Nanda Wickremasinghe, 27 June 2009

This interview with the sister of a detained Tamil grandmother, who is challenging the Sri Lankan government’s unconstitutional internment of nearly 300,000 war refugees, describes the experiences of a family trapped in the fighting and then separated in detention.

Sri Lankan government stages sham local elections

By S. Jayanth, 26 June 2009

President Mahinda Rajapakse has called local council elections to provide a democratic façade for a permanent military occupation of the North and deflect criticism at home and internationally of his criminal war.

Sri Lankan Tamil detainees give eye-witness accounts

By our correspondents, 24 June 2009

Despite claims by the Sri Lankan government that Tamil detainees would be resettled within six months, permanent internment facilities are being constructed. Eye-witnesses have given the WSWS accounts of the appalling conditions in the camps and the military’s shelling of civilians during the final stages of the war.

Sri Lankan Tamil detainees still held in terrible conditions

By Sarath Kumara, 20 June 2009

Despite legal challenges by detainees and expressions of concern by UN and international aid agencies about growing dangers of disease, the Sri Lankan government is continuing to hold nearly 300,000 Tamil civilians in over-crowded internment camps.

Sri Lankan police interrogate doctors who witnessed war crimes

By Nanda Wickramesinghe, 13 June 2009

The Sri Lankan government is continuing to detain and interrogate three doctors who risked their lives to provide medical care to thousands of Tamil civilians caught in fighting between the army and the LTTE.

Sri Lankan Chief Justice questions legality of Tamil detention camps

By Sampath Perera, 12 June 2009

Just before he retired last week, the Sri Lankan Chief Justice declared that the detention of hundreds of thousands of Tamil civilians in internment camps was unlawful.

UN chief calls for inquiry into Sri Lankan war crimes

By K. Ratnayake, 10 June 2009

Amid signs of growing pressure from the Western powers and media, UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon last Friday revived calls for an internationally-monitored investigation into war crimes in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan journalist brutally beaten

By Vilani Peiris, 6 June 2009

Poddala Jayantha, the general secretary of the Sri Lanka Working Journalists Association, was abducted and brutally beaten by an unidentified gang in Colombo on Monday.

Seven years after the event:

India’s Supreme Court orders expedited trials for perpetrators of Gujarat pogrom

By Kranti Kumara, 6 June 2009

Seven years after the anti-Muslim pogrom in the west Indian state of Gujarat, India’s Supreme Court has ordered “fast track” or expedited trials of the perpetrators and abettors of the February-March 2002 communal massacre.

Sri Lankan president’s speech: another warning to working people

By K. Ratnayake, 5 June 2009

President Mahinda Rajapakse used a huge victory parade in Colombo on Wednesday to warn that his government would tolerate no opposition to its program of “nation-building”.

British newspapers expose cold-blooded killing of LTTE leaders in Sri Lanka

By Robert Stevens, 3 June 2009

The British press last week revealed that senior LTTE leaders in Sri Lanka were in negotiations with British and American diplomats to surrender, immediately prior to their killing by the Sri Lankan army on May 18.

India: Hyundai Motors victimizes workers

By M. Kailasam, 2 June 2009

Hyundai Motors India Ltd., the country’s second-largest car maker, has reneged on a deal to take back workers it had victimized for their role in a union organizing drive at its plant in Sriperumbadur, Tamil Nadu.

India’s Congress-led government to do big business’ bidding

By Deepal Jayasekera, 30 May 2009

India’s Congress Party-led government, which won re-election in this month’s general election, has rushed to reassure big business that it will do its bidding, accelerating the pace of neoliberal reform and reining in a rapidly escalating budget deficit.

Doctor condemns conditions in Sri Lankan detention camps

By our correspondent, 27 May 2009

Hundreds of thousands of civilians who fled the north-eastern war zone in Sri Lanka have been herded into detention camps. A doctor who recently visited one camp spoke to the WSWS about the conditions there.

Obama’s AfPak war engulfs Pakistan’s Swat Valley

By James Cogan, 23 May 2009

The Pakistani military assault into Buner, Lower Dir and the Swat Valley has rapidly degenerated into the savage collective punishment of entire Pashtun communities.

Sri Lankan elites press for greater economic sacrifice

By Nanda Wickremasinghe, 23 May 2009

An editorial entitled “It’s time for hard work” in the Sri Lankan newspaper, the Island, set out the agenda being demanded by the country’s corporate elite following the defeat of the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

Sri Lanka: the defeat of the LTTE and the dead-end of nationalism

By Bill Van Auken, 21 May 2009

The defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam has unleashed immense suffering on the Tamil people of northern Sri Lanka. Sympathy for the LTTE’s massacred fighters, however, must not prevent political lessons being drawn from this debacle.

Sri Lanka: Victory speech signals new assault on working people

By Wije Dias, 20 May 2009

While cynically declaring that the military had “liberated” Tamils from the LTTE, President Rajapakse has inflicted nothing but death, destruction and misery on working people—Tamil, Sinhala and Muslim.

Uncertainty over IMF bailout deepens Sri Lankan financial crisis

By Saman Gunadasa, 16 May 2009

Amid continued fierce fighting in northern Sri Lanka, the US and Britain have threatened to hold up a $US1.9 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF)—a decision that could precipitate a financial crisis in Colombo.

Sri Lankan military again shells hospital in no-fire zone

By Sarath Kumara, 15 May 2009

In another cold-blooded war crime, the Sri Lankan military shelled the only remaining hospital in the “no-fire zone” on the north-eastern coast on Wednesday, killing dozens of people.

India’s election ends, horse-trading begins

By Deepal Jayasekera, 14 May 2009

The fifth and final round of India’s month-long general election was held yesterday. It will, however, take days, conceivably even weeks for the new government to be formed.

Army’s war crimes continue in northern Sri Lanka

By Wije Dias, 13 May 2009

The Sri Lankan army was responsible for a further atrocity yesterday as it intensified its offensive against the remnants of the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

Sri Lankan president prepares for “economic war” on workers

By Sampath Perera and K. Ratnayake, 9 May 2009

In his May Day speech, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse sent a blunt message to working people that in the name of “building the nation” they must shoulder the burden of the country’s economic crisis.

Sri Lankan government whips up communal hysteria as war reaches climax

By Wije Dias, 8 May 2009

As Sri Lanka’s protracted war reaches its final stages, the communal propaganda being whipped up in Colombo by the political and media establishment has reached fever pitch.

Nepal’s Maoist prime minister steps down

By W.A. Sunil, 8 May 2009

A fresh political crisis erupted in Nepal when the Maoist-led government collapsed last Sunday, just nine months after it took power.

Fierce offensive continues in northern Sri Lanka

By Peter Symonds, 6 May 2009

Despite Sri Lankan government claims last week of an end to combat operations and the use of heavy weapons, the army is continuing to press into the remaining small sliver of land in the north east of the island held by the LTTE.

Indian Elections:

Tamil Nadu parties posture over plight of Sri Lankan Tamils

By Arun Kumar, 2 May 2009

With an eye to the national elections, the leaders of the dominant parties in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu, the DMK and AIADMK, are seeking to outdo one another in posturing as defenders of the Sri Lankan Tamils.

Sri Lankan SEP and ISSE hold May Day meeting in Colombo

By our correspondent, 2 May 2009

The SEP and ISSE in Sri Lanka held a public meeting in Colombo yesterday to mark May Day, attended by around 150 workers, students, young people and housewives.

US escalates threats against Pakistan

By Keith Jones, 25 April 2009

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has warned Pakistani authorities that US-Pakistan relations will be imperiled unless they heed Washington’s admonitions and bloodily suppresses a growing Islamacist insurgency fueled by the US occupation of Afghanistan.

Sri Lankan SEP holds final election meeting

By Sujeewa Amaranath, 25 April 2009

The Socialist Equality Party and International Students for Social Equality held their final public meeting in Colombo for today’s Western Provincial Council elections.

Sri Lanka: Vote for the SEP in the provincial election

the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 25 April 2009

The Colombo District election takes place as the government is perpetrating terrible crimes against tens of thousands of Tamil civilians still trapped in the northern no-fire zone. A vote for the SEP is a vote against the government’s communal war and its assault on democratic rights and living standards.

Sri Lanka: Vote for the SEP in the provincial election

the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 24 April 2009

The Colombo District election takes place as the government is perpetrating terrible crimes against tens of thousands of Tamil civilians still trapped in the northern no-fire zone. A vote for the SEP is a vote against the government’s communal war and its assault on democratic rights and living standards.

Hundreds dead as Sri Lankan army launches final assault

By K. Ratnayake, 22 April 2009

Aid agencies have warned of a humanitarian disaster as the fighting in northern Sri Lanka engulfs an estimated 100,000 civilians still trapped in the government-proclaimed “no-fire” zone.

Indian elections:

BJP combines rank communal appeals with populist posturing

By Deepal Jayasekara, 16 April 2009

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is plumping for votes in India’s national elections by combining rank communal appeals and bellicose “anti-terrorist” rhetoric with a smattering of populist promises.

Sri Lankan “ceasefire” sets stage for bloody assault

By Deepal Jayasekera, 15 April 2009

A two-day unilateral “ceasefire” declared by the Sri Lankan government has set the stage for a final push by some 50,000 soldiers to attempt to wipe out the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

Indian elections:

Congress Party drops two candidates implicated in 1984 anti-Sikh pogrom

By Keith Jones, 11 April 2009

In the face of a public outcry, the Congress Party, the dominant partner in India’s coalition government, has dropped as candidates for the coming national election two veteran congressmen who helped instigate a horrific 1984 anti-Sikh pogrom in Delhi.

Sri Lankan SEP campaigns at hard-hit industrial estate

By Panini Wijesiriwardane and Iranganie Silva, 4 April 2009

A Socialist Equality Party election team visited the Katuwana industrial estate in Homagama to meet workers and discuss the party’s policies. Katuwana was once regarded as a model “small scale industrial estate” but since 2008 thousands of jobs have been destroyed.

Sri Lanka: School principals protest in Colombo over pay claim

By Panini Wijesiriwardane, 31 March 2009

More than 1,500 public school principals protested in Colombo on March 25 to demand an end to longstanding salary anomalies.

Sri Lankan election: SEP campaigns among railway workers

By W.A. Sunil, 30 March 2009

As a part of its campaign for the Colombo district in the Western Provincial Council election, the Socialist Equality Party visited the quarters of railway workers in Ratmalana—a major industrial zone 15 kilometres south of Colombo city.

SEP public meeting launches provincial election campaign

By our correspondents, 27 March 2009

The Socialist Equality Party in Sri Lanka held its first public meeting on March 24, as part of the party’s campaign for the Colombo district in the Western Provincial Council election on April 25.

Protest letters against LTTE threats

23 March 2009

The World Socialist Web Site has received more letters in response to the March 9 statement “Oppose LTTE campaign of threats and violence against SEP supporters in Europe!”

SEP candidate addresses power workers in Sri Lanka

By our correspondents, 21 March 2009

A meeting of power workers in Sri Lanka called to discuss legislation that sets the stage for privatisation has highlighted the political gulf between the Socialist Equality Party’s perspective and that of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP).

More protest letters against LTTE threats

21 March 2009

The World Socialist Web Site has received further letters in response to the March 9 statement “Oppose LTTE campaign of threats and violence against SEP supporters in Europe!”

Further protest letters against LTTE threats

20 March 2009

The World Socialist Web Site has received more letters in response to the March 9 statement “Oppose LTTE campaign of threats and violence against SEP supporters in Europe!”

Protest letters against LTTE threats

14 March 2009

The World Socialist Web Site has received more letters in response to the March 9 statement “Oppose LTTE campaign of threats and violence against SEP supporters in Europe!”

Sri Lankan newspaper editor held without charge

By Nanda Wickramesinghe, 13 March 2009

The detention of N. Vithyatharan, the editor of the Tamil daily Sudar Oli, is another example of the police-state methods being used by the Sri Lankan government to silence any media criticism, in particular of its criminal war against the country’s Tamil minority.

More protest letters against LTTE threats

13 March 2009

The World Socialist Web Site has received further letters in response to the March 9 statement “Oppose LTTE campaign of threats and violence against SEP supporters in Europe!”