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JVP to move SC against investing EPF money in CSE

workers protest in SLThe JVP yesterday said that it would move the Supreme Court against the government using EPF funds to acquire shares of...

FTZ unions demand appointment of special commission to monitor transfer of EPF money

Anton MarcusThe Free Trade Zone and General Services Employees Union (FTZ & SEU) has demanded that the government appoint an independent investigative commission responsible...

Human Rights defender, a job not without risk in Sri Lanka: Herman Kumara’s story.

Herman Kumara is a well-respected Sri Lankan human rights defender. Convenor of the National Fisheries Solidarity Movement, founder member of People to People Dialogue...

EPF deals of 4 B.: ICEU complains to Bribery Comm.

The Inter-company Employees Union (ICEU) will lodge a complaint with the Bribery Commission today on the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) investments in the stock...

A draft left programme: Somebody had better make a start drafting something

Part I,  by Kumar DavidThe dominant factor in Lankan politics is no longer the Tamil question. Three years after the war ended the national...

A staggering sum of Rs. 3450 million in the EPF disappears

The Auditor general in the annual report on the employees provident Fund (EPF) had disclosed that a staggering sum of approximately Rs. Three thousand...

Ready to answer allegations about the war crimes – Sarath Fonseka

GV editors note: In the transcript below and the video of it available on the BBC online, the BBC correspondent in Sri Lanka Charles...

Reloading General Sarath Fonseka for a post-paid Sinhala package

Kusal Perera The V-Day celebrations were on, as this piece was written. A military victory being commemorated at the Galle face esplanade, celebrated as...

Launching of ‘Anti-imperialist People’s Movement’ will be on the 27th

''The main task of the Anti-imperialist People’s Movement at present is to initiate the transformation period; to rally masses to achieve collective...

For a belated “Left” Option

By Kusal Perera Reading through Groundviews especially during the recent past, one would note that most contributions were in fact raising serious concerns over...

Rs.125 billion written off as bad debts

A massive Rs.125 billion has been written off as bad debts by the two state banks during the past ten years, Parliament was informed...

Court order to suspend strike action by government medical officers

The Colombo District Court has issued an order to suspend the trade union action launched by the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) requesting for...

SL youth unemployment ‘much higher’ at 19% : EFC .

Sri Lanka's youth working population, aged between 15 and 24 years old, is 18.4% of the total while unemployment for that group is 19%,...

SL Garment manufacturers violate Workers’ “Rights”

A damning report that accuses major garment manufacturers in Sri Lanka as violating human rights of workers was released in London on May 07,...

Of jets and bottle lamps, editorial, The Island

Ours is a very considerate government whatever its critics may say. It may have jacked up bus and train fares compelling the ordinary people...

The economic reality is not that rosy

Last Friday, the price of a 12.5 kilogramme cylinder of LPG cooking gas was increased by Rs. 350. What cost the consumer earlier was...

Parts of Batticaloa are worse than Vanni in ‘normalcy’

While the West and India have stopped talking about the East, and try to project an image that ‘normalcy’ has returned to the East...

CEB union decides to protest from May 9

The Ceylon Electricity Board Trade Union Front yesterday decided to commence their countrywide protest campaign on May 09. However, the Power and Energy Ministry had...

Fight Rajapaksha family dictatorship – JVP

May Day message of the JVP The masses have reached a state that they no longer could bear the rapidly increasing cost of living....

Fight against injustice as children of a single mother – Ranil

May day message from UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe Late Hon.D S Senanayake launched the UNP party with the objective of creating  unity among all...

May Day: UNP wants Rs. 7,500 salary hike for public, private sector, IDP resettlement in original lands

The UNP’s first ever May Day rally to be held in Jaffna, aimed at forging ethnic unity in the post war era, was to...

The Morning after the FUTA Strike:The politics of a broader agenda in 2012

Andi SchubertThe Federation of University Teachers’ Associations (FUTA) re-launched its trade union action on Thursday the 26th of April with a token strike and...

Superintendents paid over Rs 100 mn to non-existing workers

The Parliamentary watchdog committee COPE has found that some estate superintendents have siphoned off over Rs 100 million on the pretext of paying estate...

Education is one area where we are badly serving the people of the North and rural children in general

.''...there are no plans either in Colombo or in Provincial Capitals to address these issues soon. I will refer in a detailed discussion...

395 males rounded up in Wanathamulla; 25 arrested after abduction attempt failed

A 1000 strong Special Task Force (STF) and police contingent unleashed excessive force and dished out collective punishment as they rounded up 395 male...

‘Learn, learn, learn’: Lessons for the Left in Lanka

Dr. Dayan JayatillekaEach generation brings its own collective formation and experience to the Left project. Each historical period produces its own Left or mutates...

Lionel Bopage, former JVP general secretary, on new left party, Tamil rights and state repression

 Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal -- The Frontline Socialist Party (FSP) was launched in Colombo, Sri Lanka, amidst international media outcry about...

SRI LANKA: Dengue numbers triple in first quarter of 2012

Dengue remains endemic in Sri LankaSri Lankan health personnel have reported a three-fold increase in the number of recorded dengue fever cases in the...

Will launch of Frontline Socialist Party lead to revival of ‘Left’ in Sri Lanka?

By Niel Wijethilaka and K. Govindan (Nava Sama Samaja Party) More than 5,000 people packed Colombo’s Sugathadasa stadium for the inaugural conference of the Peratugami...

New Farmland grab: Sri Lanka’s farmlands are being aggressively marketed as investment for agro-export agriculture

 B. Skanthakumar Sri Lanka’s farmlands are being aggressively marketed as investment opportunities for agro-export agriculture by the island’s foreign missions in the Gulf, and to...
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Take immediate steps to secure Shani Abeysekara and ensure the best possible treatment – HRCSL to Commissioner of Prison

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Sri Lanka HR alert: Life threatening continued detention of Shani Abeysekara.

1. Senior Superintendent of Police and former Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Director Shani Abeysekara was arrested on 31 July 2020, by the Colombo Crime...

Provide urgent medical care and facilitate bail for Shani Abeysekara – Families of the victims appeal to AG

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The Office on Missing Persons (OMP) publishs a list of complaints and information regarding missing and disappeared persons

Image: from the remembrance wall at OMP office August 30. 2019. (c) Sunanda Deshapriya. The Office on Missing Persons (OMP) is publishing a List of...