Cremation? Burial? Do not allow another religious conflict!

Press Release Left voiceNo 17,Barrack Lane,Colombo 02. 2020.12.31 Cremation? Burial? Do not allow another religious conflict! Controversy has erupted across the country over the forcible cremation of the bodies of Muslims who died of the Corona pandemic. Since cremation is against Muslim religious and cultural beliefs, Muslims have started protests demanding that their bodies be allowed to be properly buried. On the contrary, Sinhala monks are also protesting against the demand, urging the government to cremate all the bodies. They are holding protests. The government has once again appointed an…

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85 years of LSSP

By Niel Wijethilaka This December marks the 80th anniversary of the formation of the LSSP, Sri Lanka’s oldest left party. 85 years is a long period of time in relation to human life. As a revolutionary political organization, it was an even longer period. The first 30 years of the LSSP were a period of unrelenting courage to build socialism in our country, as well as a period of conflict, chaos and divisions. The whole period that followed was a period of betrayal, in which they abandoned their old program…

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Assassination and assault of prisoners at Mahara Prison

Press Release Assassination and assault of prisoners at Mahara Prison Nine unarmed prisoners have been shot dead and more than 70 others have been injured and hospitalized after being fired at them allegedly by prison officials during an incident at the Mahara Prison. These prisoners have been imprisoned or remanded on court orders to keep them safe in government custody. We seriously accuse the government for failing to protect the lives of prisoners held under government protection. While we strongly condemn this brutal act we must say that this is…

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Gota’s new generalization – Living with Corona

The second wave of Covid 19, which started from the Brandex workshop in Minuwangoda, has now spread to the entire island, not stopping in the Western Province. At the time of writing, the total number of Covid infections in Sri Lanka is over 20,000. 16,643 of them have been reported from the Western Province. The death toll today stands at 90. Of these, 77 were reported within two months. Due to the government’s response to the initial outbreak of the Covid disaster in Sri Lanka, about 3,000 Covid infections have…

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NOTES TO THE PEOPLE : Towards a New Constitution for a New Republic

NOTES TO THE PEOPLE Towards a New Constitution for a New Republic By sumanasiri liyanage Sri Lankan Parliament has enacted the 20th Amendment replacing some of the articles of the 19th Amendment and adding new articles entrenching the powers of the president. Nonetheless, the government spokespersons have informed the public that this would be a transitional measure and a new constitution replacing the second republic constitution in its entirety would be presented to the Parliament within next twelve months. There is a public announcement asking general public and peoples’ organizations…

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