National Sections of the L5I:

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: US-backed government takes office

After three weeks of public manoeuvring and who knows what private deals, Sri Lanka now has a new government. Read more...

Sri Lanka Elections: No party worthy of a vote

On August 17, Sri Lanka goes to the polls in the first parliamentary election since the former President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, was defeated in the Presidential election last January. Read more...

Sri Lanka: Duplicity on the Right, confusion on the Left

On July 26, Sri Lanka's newly elected President, Maithripala Sirisena, dissolved Parliament and ordered a general election to be held on August 17. Read more...

An Action Programme for Working Class Power in Sri Lanka

Rajapaksa's defeat opens up Sri Lanka politics

Despite his characteristic boasting that he would win with ease, Mahinda Rajapaksa was defeated in the Sri Lankan Presidential election by a substantial margin, 51.3 to 47.6. Read more...

Sri Lanka: Vote Left Front … and organise to fight!

Having first amended the constitution to allow himself a third term in office, in November, Mahinda Rajapaksa decided to hold a presidential election on January 8, two years before his current term ex Read more...

Women: Organise self-defence against police brutality!

A video of a police sergeant brutally attacking a young woman in Ratnapura town has gone viral on social media in Sri Lanka. Read more...

Protests against Buddhist attacks on Muslim communities

Colombo, June 18. Read more...