Student leaders fear that violence in the universities is a precursor to the larger scheme of privatizing the education system in the country
The appointment Gotabaya Rajapaksa as Sri Lankan president has further widened ethnic tensions in the country, though it remains to be seen to what degree
One man was killed and several buildings were destroyed in the riots. A curfew has been imposed in the North-Western Province, and social networking websites have been blocked for an unspecified period
The government claims the National Thowheeth Jamaath is responsible for the attacks on Easter, which killed over 300 people. However, it also admits that such a small group could not have carried out the attacks on its own
Families of tens of thousands of Tamils are still waiting for justice for the mass atrocities committed by the Sri Lankan government during the civil war that lasted 26 years
Three weeks have passed since five union leaders of plantation workers of ATG Ceylon company in Sri Lanka were dismissed on charges of organizing a blood donation camp without prior permission from their employer
The agreement between the unions and the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon stipulated only a 40% wage hike. Workers under the banner of the One Thousand Movement are demanding a 100% hike, which would take their salaries to USD 5.61
Hundreds working in the rubbery industry went on an indefinite strike demanding the five union leaders be reinstated. The leaders were involved in an arbitration process
“We understand that capitalism is the main source of inequality and that many forms of violence emerge from these inequalities.”
Over 60 peasant women leaders from 20 different countries across the globe joined the Global Meeting of Women Articulation, organized by La Vía Campesina.
The ‘Global Meeting of Women Articulation’, participated by peasant women leaders from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe, aims to reflect on different challenges faced by peasant women and women in general.
The vote was a huge blow for president Maithripala Sirisena and Rajapaksa, who was appointed prime minister in a move that has been termed unconstitutional