Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka)

More protest letters against LTTE threats

21 March 2009

The World Socialist Web Site has received further letters in response to the March 9 statement “Oppose LTTE campaign of threats and violence against SEP supporters in Europe!”

Further protest letters against LTTE threats

20 March 2009

The World Socialist Web Site has received more letters in response to the March 9 statement “Oppose LTTE campaign of threats and violence against SEP supporters in Europe!”

More protest letters against LTTE threats

13 March 2009

The World Socialist Web Site has received further letters in response to the March 9 statement “Oppose LTTE campaign of threats and violence against SEP supporters in Europe!”

SEP media conference in Sri Lanka announces election campaign

By our correspondents, 11 March 2009

The Socialist Equality Party in Sri Lanka held a media conference at Nippon Hotel on March 9 to announce its campaign for the Colombo district in Western Provincial Council elections to be held on April 25.

Protest letters against LTTE threats

11 March 2009

The World Socialist Web Site has received the following letters in response to the March 9 statement “Oppose LTTE campaign of threats and violence against SEP supporters in Europe!”.

Oppose LTTE campaign of threats and violence against SEP supporters in Europe!

9 March 2009

All those who defend democratic rights should demand that the LTTE immediately cease its attempts to suppress political debate within the Tamil community and end all threats and harassment against members and supporters of the Socialist Equality Party.

A socialist perspective to end the war in Sri Lanka

Troops out of north and eastern Sri Lanka!

World Socialist Web Site Editorial Board, 4 February 2009

This statement is being distributed by supporters of the World Socialist Web Site and the International Committee of the Fourth International at international demonstrations called to protest the attack by the Sri Lankan military against Tamil regions in the East and North of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan SEP takes election campaign to Puttalam

By our reporters, 31 January 2009

The Socialist Equality Party in Sri Lanka held a public meeting at Puttalam’s Town Hall as part of its Provincial Council election campaign.

SEP holds election meeting in Sri Lankan plantation district

By our reporters, 27 January 2009

The Socialist Equality Party in Sri Lanka held the first public meeting of its provincial election campaign at Hatton in the Nuwara Eliya district on January 17.

SEP opposes Sri Lankan government’s ban on LTTE

the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 24 January 2009

The Socialist Equality Party warns that the Sri Lankan government’s ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam is the preparation for a crackdown on political opponents and more broadly the working class, young people and the oppressed.

Sri Lanka: SEP and ISSE hold meeting in Colombo to launch election campaign

By our correspondents, 17 January 2009

The Socialist Equality Party and the International Students for Social Equality in Sri Lanka held a public meeting on January 8 to launch the party’s campaign in two provincial council elections on February 14. The SEP is standing 38 candidates in the districts of Nuwara Eliya in Central Province and Puttalam in North-Western Province.

Sri Lankan SEP stands in provincial elections to oppose war and attacks on democratic rights

the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 10 January 2009

The Socialist Equality Party (SEP) in Sri Lanka is contesting two provincial council elections to be held on February 14. In opposition to all other political parties, the SEP candidates will emphatically oppose the war being waged by the Sri Lankan government and its abuse of basic democratic rights.

Sri Lanka: SEP and ISSE public meeting to launch provincial election campaign

7 January 2009

The Socialist Equality Party (SEP), the Sri Lankan section of the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI), is contesting two provincial council elections scheduled to be held on February 14.

Sri Lankan government and Supreme Court clash over fuel pricing

By Wije Dias, 23 December 2008

A Sri Lankan Supreme Court order to reduce petrol prices is turning into a confrontation with the government. The cabinet has failed to cut the price of fuel sold by the state-owned Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC), even though the court’s deadline expired days ago.

Wije Dias addresses Sri Lankan university students on global economic crisis

By our correspondents, 12 December 2008

SEP general secretary Wije Dias delivered a public lecture at Colombo University on December 3 on “The inherent crisis of capitalism and the socialist alternative”.

War, poverty cause high rates of mental illness in Sri Lanka

By Sampath Perera, 9 December 2008

A recent World Health Organisation report and a survey conducted by the country’s health ministry reveal the high incidence of mental illness in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan SEP marks 70th anniversary of Fourth International

By our correspondents, 1 December 2008

The Socialist Equality Party and International Students for Social Equality public meeting in Sri Lanka addressed the necessity of an international socialist perspective derived from the struggles of the Fourth International to overcome the current global breakdown of capitalism.

Sri Lankan SEP to commemorate 70th anniversary of the founding of the Fourth International

22 November 2008

The Socialist Equality Party (SEP) and International Students for Social Equality (ISSE) in Sri Lanka will hold a public meeting on November 27 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Fourth International.

Sri Lankan police re-arrest relative of SEP member

By Nanda Wickramasinghe, 12 November 2008

Sri Lankan police last month re-arrested Santhiralingam Ilancheliyan, who was detained along with Socialist Equality Party (SEP) member Velummailum Kamalthasan in September.

Sri Lankan president at the UN seeks to justify communal civil war

By Wije Dias, 6 October 2008

Like other leaders at the recent annual meeting of the UN General Assembly, Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapakse had his moment at centre stage when, on September 24, he addressed the gathering.

Arrested SEP member speaks to the WSWS following his release

By Nanda Wickramesinghe, 1 October 2008

Speaking to the WSWS, Kamalthasan explained the circumstances of his arrest: “We had sufficient legal documents to prove our identity even according to the government’s rules... There were political reasons for our arrest."

Sri Lankan police release arrested SEP member

the the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 25 September 2008

Sri Lankan police have finally released Socialist Equality Party (SEP) member Velummailum Kamalthasan and his brother-in-law Santhiralingam Ilancheliyan. The release took place at the office of the Negombo area magistrate on Tuesday.

Sri Lankan police detain SEP member for over a week

By K. Ratnayake, 23 September 2008

Sri Lankan police are still holding Socialist Equality Party (SEP) member Velummailum Kamalthasan and his brother-in-law Santhiralingam Ilancheliyan in the police lock-up at Negombo after more than a week, in spite of vigorous objections by the SEP.

Sri Lankan police continue to detain SEP member

By K. Ratnayake, 20 September 2008

Sri Lankan police have refused to release Socialist Equality Party (SEP) member Velummailum Kamalthasan and his relative Santhiralingam Ilancheliyan, who have now been held without charge for five days in the Negombo police station lock-up.

Sri Lankan SEP demands release of arrested member

the the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 18 September 2008

The Socialist Equality Party (SEP) in Sri Lanka is demanding the immediate and unconditional release of party member Velummailum Kamalthasan and his brother-in-law Santhiralingam Ilancheliyan, who were arrested by Sri Lankan police on Monday in Negombo, about 40 kilometres north of Colombo. The two men have been kept illegally inside a police lock-up for the three days since.

Victory of international defense campaign strengthens Tamil struggle

The SEP and the fight for the Socialist United States of Sri Lanka and Eelam

ICFI on release SEP members by LTTE, 1 December 1998

The Socialist Equality Party (SEP) of Sri Lanka has been able to confirm reports that the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) have released all the SEP members in their custody.

Permanent Revolution and the National Question Today

By David North, 17 May 1998

The following lecture was given by David North, the national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party in the US, on February 3, 1993 in Montreal. It was in commemoration of the life and political contribution of Keerthi Balasuriya, the longtime leader of the Sri Lankan section of International Committee of the Fourth International (then called the Revolutionary Communist League). Comrade Balasuriya died tragically of a heart attack in December 1987 at the age of thirty-nine.

Permanent Revolution and the National Question Today

By David North, 16 May 1998

The following lecture was given by David North, the national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party in the US, on February 3, 1993 in Montreal. It was in commemoration of the life and political contribution of Keerthi Balasuriya, the longtime leader of the Sri Lankan section of International Committee of the Fourth International (then called the Revolutionary Communist League). Comrade Balasuriya died tragically of a heart attack in December 1987 at the age of thirty-nine.