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PC election Post-mortem JVP: Whatever the result is masses will have to take to the streets

Tilvin: We will bounce back Whatever the results of the election is and whatever the reason are for voting for the government, those who...

‘No intelligent govt. will harass academics’ Academics are respected; politicians are not – Mendis

Dr. Mahim MendisNamini WijedasaThe Federation of University Teachers’ Associations (FUTA) last week said it cannot stop striking unless the government produces an “action...

Bringing dons back to universities, Editorial, The Island

The government has reopened universities but without teachers. Students are keeping away and conducting street protests.The university crisis has manifestly got out of hand....

In Memoriam: Tilak Jayaratne

Tilak’s journey in search of people’s media, from the Sunday TimesSunila AbeysekaraTilak Jayaratne, veteran broadcaster and media advocate, passed away on September 6, after...

Our Duty as Intellectuals is to Speak Truth to Power

By Liyanage AmarakeethiLast two months have been educational for me as, I am sure, they have been for all of you. During our trade...

Two Hungry Nations Collide Over Fishing

Embarking from Vellapallam, India.By JIM YARDLEYVELLAPALLAM, India — Drifting on the strait between India and Sri Lanka, an Indian fisherman named Sakthivel cowered...

There are no medicines in public hospitals. Why? Isn’t it because millions upon millions of tax-payer rupees goes...

A public appeal:Existence of a free public healthcare system in the country for many many years has indeed proved to be a great relief...

Water Scarcity in Iranamadu Tank and the Surfacing Secrets: The Depleting Tank and the Disregarding Officials

Iranmadu Army CampBy Nadarajah KuruparanIranamadu and the Iranamadu Tank region of the Kilinochi district, in which important army camps are based, have become strategically...

UPR Sri Lanka 2012: Full report of the Government of Sri Lanka

The report submitted by the Government of Sri Lanka to United Nation's Universal Periodic Review on Sri Lanka is follows.

Election violence from East to NCP

JVP office destroyed, 5 SLMC offices attackedPolice under pressure from PC politicians: Monitors SLMC election office attacked .Doctor injured in attack by Berty’s supporters...

Lecturers go on strike, and the government has a drastic response

Maduluwawe Sobitha is an influential figure among Sri Lanka’s majority Sinhala population. He is also a loud critic of the government of...

Denounce the police attack on students’ agitation – JVP

The Political Bureau of the JVP has issued a press release condemning the attack carried out on the peaceful demonstration of university students by...

Riot police descend on undergrads

Police and thier armory The police anti-riot squad yesterday fired tear gas and used water cannon to disperse a protest march by undergraduates....

FTZs in dire straits: Workers leaving factories

Workers in the free trade zones (FTZs) are reportedly leaving their jobs since they are not paid a salary in line with the rising...

Sri Lankan government shuts universities to break strike

By Kapila Fernando , WSWSOn August 21, Higher Education Minister S. B. Dissanayake ordered the closure of all Sri Lankan universities, except for medical...

Can Sobitha prevail where Fonseka failed? – Egypt’s Mursi sets an example of bold and decisive action

by Kumar DavidA significant political development that has gained momentum this month is that a substantial and growing number of political organizations and individuals...

Why only tourism and roads get a priority, not education? An Interview with FUTA President

Nirmal Ranjith DewasiriThe strike action by the Federation of University Teachers Associations (FUTA) started on July 4 is still continued and discussions and efforts...

Is This Development?

| by Tisaranee Gunasekara“….it’s a show, it’s a show”Mookie and Sam (You Tube)The Chinese deal to provide Sri Lanka with a communication...

Closure of Universities – Sri Lanka masks tyranny with selective democracy

Press Release, GTFGlobal Tamil Forum condemns Sri Lankan Government’s indefinite closure of 13 of the 15 state-run universities on the island, in response to...

Editorial – Writing on the blackboard for education

The vital education sector, which decides the future of millions of young people, is facing its gravest crisis since independence, with blunders and a...

Mahinda Chinthana’ and the University Crisis

by Laksiri Fernando 21 August 2012 will go into the history of Sri Lanka as a Black Day for the whole education system. The most...

sri Lanka:‘Save State Education’ – In solidarity with FUTA strike

A protest march and a rally organized by the Federation of University Teachers’ Associations (FUTA) under the theme ‘Save State Education’ was held in...

Since 2005, the government slash educational expenses from 2.9% to 1.9% of GDP – Mangala

Since 1945 when education in our country was made a free service Sri Lanka was able to proudly proclaim that it had one of...

Mannar incident: Necessity to respond before such incidents escalate into violence – Citizen’s Commission

Fishing boats, Mannar Citizens’  Commission  on  the  Expulsion  of  Muslims   from  theNorthern Province by the LTTE; Findings of fact-finding visit to Mannar – 8th...

Reflections on the FUTA Strike Action from an Undergraduate

By Sanjayan RajasinghamUniversity students have different opinions about the strike action by the Federation of University Teachers Associations (FUTA). Some oppose it, and went...

SLMC girds its loins following grenade throwing incident

The powerful Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC), following a grenade-attack on the home of a respected senior surgeon-cum-SLMC member, has called an...

Sri Lankan intellectuals raise concerns over education issues

''The recent trade union action by the Federation of University Teachers Associations (FUTA) and public protests over the recent Z score fiasco, ...

Fishermen attacked even within Indian waters: State government

file photo: TN fisherman on stike The State government on Friday alleged that fishermen were being humiliated, assaulted and killed by Sri Lankan Navy...

Sri Lanka: The politics of the Frontline Socialist Party — interview with Premakumar Gunaratnam

Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal/Green Left Weekly -- Premakumar Gunaratnam, an ethnic Tamil from Sri Lanka, who now has...
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