4 October 2014
The lectures will discuss the vital political lessons of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party’s entry into a bourgeois coalition government in 1964.
4 October 2014
SEP/IYSSE meetings will discuss the threat of a third world war and the international socialist program to fight it.
By Deepal Jayasekera and Keith Jones, 3 October 2014
During his summit meeting with Obama, Prime Minister Modi signaled his readiness to align India still more closely with the US’s predatory global agenda.
By Arun Kumar and Kranti Kumara, 3 October 2014
Striking Neyveli Lignite Corporation contract workers in the southern India state of Tamil Nadu are defying a high court back-to-work order.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 1 October 2014
Modi’s new BJP government is seeking to convince world capital that India is the go-to destination for cheap labour.
By Sujeewa Amaranath and Ratnasiri Malalagama, 27 September 2014
A long-running drought has further impoverished peasant farmers across wide areas of the island.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 24 September 2014
Xi’s visit to India was an attempt to counter the US-Japanese drive to strategically isolate and encircle China.
By Nanda Wickremasinghe and Wije Dias, 13 September 2014
Tampoe’s political degeneration was bound up with the Lanka Sama Samaja Party’s backsliding, which culminated in its 1964 entry into a bourgeois government.
12 September 2014
The SEP and IYSSE will hold meetings on the US “pivot to Asia” and the danger of world war.
By our correspondents, 22 August 2014
By ending the strike, the heath unions have demonstrated that they function as agents of the government against workers.
9 August 2014
The SEP meeting will discuss the imperialist war drive and the fight for socialism.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 26 July 2014
In the guise of neutrality, the Indian government supported Israel’s justification for its criminal actions.
By W. A. Sunil, 11 July 2014
The Rajapakse government’s decision is a blatant violation of democratic rights and international law.
By W. A. Sunil, 5 July 2014
The UNHRC probe into alleged war crimes signals intensifying US-led Western pressure on Colombo.
By Saman Gunadasa, 9 May 2014
Behind the talk of a booming economy, the government is preparing further attacks on the living standards of workers and poor.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 8 May 2014
In the wake of the communal massacre of more than three dozen Muslims in Assam, BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has amplified his communally-charged denunciations of Bangladeshi Muslim migrants.
By Sasi Kumar, 3 May 2014
All the parties and fronts that are contesting the elections in Tamil Nadu are committed to continuing the socially incendiary economic “reforms” demanded by foreign investors and Indian big business.
By our reporters, 26 April 2014
The SEP has received an enthusiastic response in its campaign in Colombo for the upcoming International May Day online rally.
By Deepal Jayasekera and Keith Jones, 5 April 2014
The Indian Stalinists have responded to the intensification of the class struggle by redoubling their efforts to patch together an alliance with right-wing regional and caste-based parties—once and future allies of the Congress and/or BJP.
By Darshana Medis and Panini Wijesiriwardane, 4 April 2014
Thenuwara’s show partially revealed a post-war Sri Lanka reality that the government wants to hide.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 4 March 2014
The ICEP report provides further compelling evidence of Colombo’s war crimes.
By Panini Wijesiriwardane, 27 February 2014
The SEP warns that the police surveillance is in preparation for a witch hunt against its members and supporters.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 27 February 2014
Just days after the US signaled its readiness to do business with the BJP prime ministerial candidate, he travelled to one of the remotest corners of India to denounce Chinese “expansionism.”
SEP manifesto for the Western Provincial Council election
Fight for a socialist program against war, austerity and police state methods!
By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 22 February 2014
The SEP is the only party that advances a socialist and internationalist program to mobilise and unite workers against the growing threat of war, austerity and the suppression of democratic rights.
By Rohantha de Silva, 12 February 2014
Weliweriya residents and students discussed the significance of the Independent Workers Inquiry.
By Socialist Equality Party, 8 February 2014
The SEP is fielding 43 candidates for Colombo District on the basis of a socialist program against war, austerity and attacks on democratic rights.
By K. Ratnayake, 5 February 2014
Washington will move a third resolution on Sri Lanka at next month’s UN Human Rights Council meeting.
By Keith Jones, 19 December 2013
US authorities’ arrest and intrusive strip-searching of a female Indian diplomat have provoked a major spat between Washington and New Delhi.
By our reporters, 29 November 2013
WSWS supporters in India campaigned over the past month in support of Snowden in Chennai, Neyveli and Bangalore.
By Deepal Jayasekera and Keith Jones, 3 August 2013
The Indian government is presenting the creation of Telangana as a means of overcoming socio-economic backwardness.
By Sampath Perera, 16 May 2013
Pakistan’s incoming prime minister has moved quickly to signal his readiness to work with Washington in prosecuting the AfPak War and with the International Monetary Fund in imposing punishing austerity measures.
By Arun Kumar, 21 February 2013
The two Stalinist union federations called the strike to let off steam and forge closer ties with bourgeois parties, including those of the extreme right.
By Arun Kumar, 19 February 2013
Thousands of workers participated in an “All-India Protest Day” to voice their support for victimized workers at Maruti Suzuki India’s car assembly plant in Manesar, Haryana.
By Arun Kumar and Kranti Kumara, 10 January 2013
Police have arrested another Maruti Suzuki worker in India, bringing the total number of framed-up and jailed auto workers to 150.
By Nanda Wickremasinghe, 15 December 2012
The fawning send-off the Indian ruling class accorded Bal Thackeray, the founder-leader of the fascist Shiv Sena (SS), following his death last month at the age of 86 constitutes both a lesson and warning to the working class.
By Arun Kumar, 15 December 2012
The convention and march underscores growing militancy among auto workers in India who want to fight the slave labour conditions they are subjected to.
By our correspondent, 14 December 2012
Jaffna University students have been targeted because they have opposed the suppression of democratic rights and the privatisation of university education.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 13 December 2012
Last week’s debate and vote on opening India to Walmart and other giant retailers has underscored the support of all sections of India’s political establishment for big business’ economic agenda.
By K. Ratnayake, 11 December 2012
The rift between the government and the judiciary reflects a hostility among sections of the capitalist elite to the concentration of power in the hands of President Rajapakse.
By Peter Symonds, 7 December 2012
Corporations are desperate to deny responsibility in order to protect their public relations image and profits, and avoid potential legal action.
By World Socialist Web Site, 6 December 2012
Workers across India and internationally must defend the workers at Maruti Suzuki’s Manesar assembly plant who are the target of a joint vendetta by India’s largest automaker and the Congress Party-led Haryana government.
By W.A. Sunil, 6 December 2012
The TUFPW is being formed not to fight for the interests of plantation workers, but to block an independent movement against the companies and government.
By Jerry White, 5 December 2012
The United Auto Workers union in the United States has issued a letter of protest against the firing and arrests of workers at a Maruti Suzuki India plant.
By our correspondents, 4 December 2012
The latest detentions follow a series of police and military provocations against Jaffna students.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 1 December 2012
Workers were demanding justice for the victims, compensation for their families and improved safety standards.
By Sujeewa Amaranath, 29 November 2012
The lessons drawn from the report are aimed at fashioning the UN into a more effective tool of imperialist intervention.
By Peter Symonds, 28 November 2012
The conditions at the Tazreen Fashions factory where 112 workers died were not the exception, but the rule.
By Peter Symonds, 27 November 2012
The protesters demanded the punishment of those responsible for the Tazreen Fashions factory fire that claimed at least 112 lives on Saturday night.
By Peter Symonds, 26 November 2012
A blaze that gutted the Tazreen Fashions building near the capital of Dhaka on Saturday night killed at least 112 workers and injured another 150.
By our correspondents, 24 November 2012
Workers and students discussed the main perspective resolution adopted at the SEP’s founding congress in 2011.
By Nick Beams, 23 November 2012
China and India will not be able to provide the basis for a new period of global growth
By K. Nesan, 22 November 2012
On November 8 a leader of the pro-LTTE Tamil Coordinating Committee was assassinated in Paris.
By K. Nesan, 22 November 2012
LTTE cadre Selvarasa Pathmanathan’s career exemplifies how the Sri Lankan government works with Tamil nationalists to police the working class after the end of the Sri Lankan civil war.
By Saman Gunadasa, 21 November 2012
The budget is in line with IMF demands for higher taxes, lower social spending and concessions to big business.
By K. Ratnayake, 15 November 2012
The real trigger for the impeachment was a Supreme Court ruling that a major government bill was unconstitutional.
By Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 14 November 2012
From the outset, the teachers were confronted with the necessity of a political fight against the government, but the union was bitterly opposed to this perspective.
By Arun Kumar, 14 November 2012
Victimized workers from Maruti-Suzuki’s Manesar car assembly plant staged a series of protests last week to demand their reinstatement and to fight for the release of 149 workers who have been beaten and tortured while in police custody.
By Sujeewa Amaranath, 13 November 2012
The US and India want Colombo to distance itself from Beijing in order to advance their strategic and economic interests in South Asia.
By Arun Kumar, 13 November 2012
In an interview with the World Socialist Web Site, one of the lawyers who represents the 149 jailed Maruti Suzuki India workers described how many of them have been brutally tortured by police.
By Sampath Perera, 12 November 2012
Friday’s attack inside the country’s biggest jail underscores the government’s reliance on police-state measures.
By K. Ratnayake, 6 November 2012
The conflict with the judiciary reflects concerns within the country’s ruling elite over the political and economic impact of the president’s autocratic methods of rule.
5 November 2012
The lecture will launch the SEP’s new publication—The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party-Sri Lanka.
By Robert Stevens, 2 November 2012
Noor Khan, whose father was killed by a drone missile strike, is calling on the High Court to look into whether UK intelligence officials provided assistance and if they are liable for prosecution.
By W.A. Sunil, 29 October 2012
The TNA has clearly come under pressure from India regards the failure to resolve the Tamil question as an obstacle to New Delhi’s ambitions in Sri Lanka.
By K. Ratnayake, 26 October 2012
The call for constitutional change is aimed at stirring up anti-Tamil sentiment to divide working people amid widespread discontent over the government’s austerity policies.
By Sampath Perera, 23 October 2012
More than half of the 116 million rural population lived in extreme poverty in the last decade.
By Arun Kumar and Kranti Kumara, 23 October 2012
Indian authorities have tortured militant Maruti Suzuki workers who were jailed as part of a corporate-government conspiracy to convict them on murder charges.
On the spot report
By our reporters, 22 October 2012
The remaining 1,200 people detained by the army after the LTTE’s defeat have been dumped in a rough clearing in thick jungle.
By Sujeewa Amaranath, 20 October 2012
The lecture, “Counterculture or Scientific Socialism,” explained and defended Piyaseeli’s struggle for Marxism, particularly in the field of art.
By Saman Gunadasa, 19 October 2012
Defence spending will rise 26 percent next year, boosting the military amid growing discontent among workers.
By Sathish Simon and Kranti Kumara, 19 October 2012
Several hundred employees at privately-owned Kingfisher Airlines in India have engaged in strikes and other job actions over the past month to demand back wages owed to them since March.
Imperialism in the garb of human rights:
By Keith Jones, 17 October 2012
The Obama administration, the US media and US imperialism’s Pakistani satraps are seeking to manipulate the outrage over the Pakistan Taliban’s attempted assassination of a schoolgirl to legitimize intensification of the AfPak War.
By Panini Wijesiriwardane, 16 October 2012
FUTA called off the strike without achieving any of the academic staff’s demands.
By Sanjaya Jayasekera, 12 October 2012
The conflict reflects growing differences within the ruling class over the government’s flouting of the law, its cronyism and its alienation of the Western powers.
By our correspondents, 5 October 2012
While the teachers’ march gained considerable support, the union called it simply to let off steam before betraying the strike.
By Mike Head, 2 October 2012
Tamil asylum seekers are being coerced to return despite clear evidence of persecution and torture.
By Sanjaya Jayasekera, 1 October 2012
The push to execute hundreds of prisoners on death row is part of the government’s deepening assault on basic democratic rights.
By Ali Ismail, 29 September 2012
A United Nations team investigating the fate of thousands of alleged “disappeared” in Balochistan was snubbed by the military and other leading Pakistani institutions during a 10-day visit earlier this month .
By Sujeewa Amaranath, 28 September 2012
Poverty, joblessness, high debt burdens and other social problems are rampant throughout the country.
By Ernst Wolff, 28 September 2012
A new study, “Living Under Drones: Death, Injury and Trauma to Civilians From US Drone Practices in Pakistan,” describes the terrorizing of Pakistan’s civilian population by US drone assaults.
By Arun Kumar and Kranti Kumara, 27 September 2012
Despite mass protests and numerous safety concerns, Indian authorities are pushing ahead with the loading of nuclear fuel into a newly-built nuclear power plant at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu.
By Sampath Perera, 26 September 2012
The protests in Pakistan last week were an expression of deepgoing anger among people against the American imperialism.
By Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 25 September 2012
The SEP warns that the union leaders are fundamentally opposed to a political struggle against the Rajapakse government and are preparing to sell out the strike.
“Counterculture or Scientific Socialism”
25 September 2012
The SEP speaker will answer the recent post-modernist misrepresentation of Piyaseeli’s writings and explain her revolutionary Marxist standpoint.
By Sampath Perera, 24 September 2012
The government’s invitation to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights is a message to Washington that it wants closer ties to the US.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 22 September 2012
To fervent applause from big business, India’s Congress Party-led government is pressing ahead with its pro-investor “reforms” in the face of mass popular opposition and the defection of a coalition partner.
By our reporters, 21 September 2012
The widespread participation in the bandh demonstrates the popular outrage over the government’s announcements, which will impact severely on living standards.
By Sarath Kumara and Wimal Perera, 20 September 2012
The latest protests underscore the seething discontent over deteriorating wages and working conditions.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 20 September 2012
Tens of millions of working people will join the one-day all-India hartal or general shutdown of schools, shops and workplaces that the opposition parties have called for today to protest against fuel price hikes and other pro-investor “reforms.”
By Wije Dias, 19 September 2012
The fire was a particularly horrific product of the dangerous and oppressive conditions facing tens of millions of workers in Asia and around the world.
By Kranti Kumara, 18 September 2012
Under immense pressure from international and domestic big business, India’s government has announced a series of “big bang” economic reforms aimed at reducing the state budget deficit at the expense of working people, attracting foreign investment, and spurring the reorganization of key economic sectors so as to make them more profitable for capital.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 17 September 2012
Successive provincial and national governments are responsible for the dangerous, unhealthy and oppressive conditions in the country’s factories.
By Sampath Perera, 15 September 2012
The US designation of the Haqqani Network as a terrorist group intensifies pressure on Pakistani and US forces to attack it inside Pakistan.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 13 September 2012
Pakistan’s worst ever industrial accident occurred when a fire erupted at a garment factory in Karachi on Tuesday evening.
By Sathish Simon, 12 September 2012
Last week’s factory explosion and fire that killed more fifty people is only the latest to rock Sivakasi, the center of India’s fireworks industry.
By Saman Gunadasa, 12 September 2012
The share market manipulation has highlighted the parasitic operations of speculators operating in collusion with government.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 10 September 2012
The election result underlines the deepening hostility and resentment, not only to the government but to the Colombo political establishment as a whole.
By Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 7 September 2012
The burning issues facing working people can be solved only through the struggle for an international socialist perspective.
By Kranti Kumara and Keith Jones, 5 September 2012
Mayaben Kodnani, a sitting state legislator and former BJP minister, has been convicted for her role as the “kingpin” of a brutal massacre of 97 Muslims during the 2002 anti-Muslim pogrom in the western Indian state of Gujarat.
By Palash Roy and Arun Kumar, 4 September 2012
With the full backing of Haryana’s Congress Party-led state government, Maruti Suzuki India is pressing ahead with its purge of the workforce at its Manesar car assembly plant and its drive to smash the independent union that the workers established last year.