National Sections of the L5I:

South-Asia

Pakistan: Factory collapses near Lahore – 51 workers killed

Capitalism kills, in the literal sense of the word. On November 5, a factory in Sunder Estate near Lahore collapsed, leaving at least 51 dead and more than 100 injured. Read more...

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

Pakistan: Women workers organising to fight

All over the world, it is women who are suffering most both from the aftermath of the economic crisis and from the imperialists' “War on Terror”. Read more...

Pakistan: Caught in the crossfire of the new world (dis)order

On 17 March, Pakistan was again shaken by terrorist attacks. In Lahore, two Taliban suicide bombers left 15 dead. Read more...

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...