Sri Lanka
Protests against violence in Sri Lankan university expose government’s privatization agenda

Student leaders fear that violence in the universities is a precursor to the larger scheme of privatizing the education system in the country

Gotabaya Rajapaka Presidential elections further polarize Sri Lanka’s ethnic divide

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

Country-wide curfew declared in Sri Lanka following anti-Muslim riots

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

Sri Lanka declares national emergency as doubts remain over group behind church attacks

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

Protest in Sri Lanka urging the UN not to give more time to the Sri Lankan government for war crimes investigations “Don’t give additional time to Sri Lanka,” mothers of disappeared persons tell the UN

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

Sri Lankan plantation workers seek reinstatement of dismissed union leaders

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

Sri Lankan plantation workers condemn ‘sellout’ deal between company, unions

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

Dismissal of union leaders for organizing blood donation camp: Sri Lankan workers protest

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

La Via Campesina ‘Long live peasant woman! Long live feminism!’: peasant women’s meeting in Sri Lanka concludes

“We understand that capitalism is the main source of inequality and that many forms of violence emerge from these inequalities.”

‘Without participation of women, there is no liberation’: Peasant women’s meeting in Sri Lanka

Over 60 peasant women leaders from 20 different countries across the globe joined the Global Meeting of Women Articulation, organized by La Vía Campesina.

Global Meeting of Women Articulation “Resist patriarchy, resist capitalism”, proclaims global peasant women’s meeting in Sri Lanka

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.

Amid chaos, Sri Lankan parliament votes out Rajapaksa government

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

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