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Gaddafi Dead - What now?Gaddafi Dead - What now? - Independent action by Libyan workers, youth and poor vital to prevent revolution’s derailment

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Egypt - New wave of strikesEight months after the overthrow of Mubarak, workers and youth still face poverty, unemployment & corruption

A new phase of the great recessionCapitalist strategists are filled with gloom at the prospect of a new economic downturn

Capitalist leaders desperate to calm turmoilTrying to control an anarchic and blind system, none of the measures taken stem the downward spiral

Stock market collapse - global economy shakingGlobal economy shaking - US recovery strangled and European debt crisis deepening 


Protesters and army battle for streets21/11/2011: Defend the revolution! For mass struggle to overthrow army rule!

The Egyptian revolutionary process21/02/2011: Class confrontations are challenging the regime and the whole system.

Is revolution derailed?09/02/2011: Vital to build a mass party to realise aims of workers and small farmers.

“We will not leave until he goes!”03/02/2011: Eyewitness report from Cairo’s Tahrir Square.

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December 18, 2014

Sri Lanka

Socialist Candidate Challenges All Other Forces (Originally published on December 11, 2014) website of the committee for a workers' international, CWI

Interview with Siritunga Jayasuriya, USP (CWI Sri Lanka)s

Presidential Election 2015Among those who oppose the government there is an overwhelming feeling that the opposition should stand together somehow to defeat Mahinda Rajapaksa. You also oppose the Rajapaksa regime. How come you are standing independently?

The United Socialist Party continues to participate in protests and all sorts of action against the undemocratic and brutal regime in power. We were prepared to work with various parties and organisations, despite sharp political differences, in order to get rid of the dictatorial regime. However, the USP has never made any opportunist alliances with capitalist parties.

There is no doubt that this regime must go. We call for mass mobilisation against it. We are also more concerned with what replaces the government once we get rid of the Rajapkasa dictatorship. Remember what happened in 1994. There was massive pressure to end the 17 year rule of the capitalist UNP. That party was defeated but the people did not get what they wanted – a reversal of the neoliberal ‘reforms’ that the UNP carried out in the ‘80s did not take place. Read More...


December 11, 2014

Presidential Election – 2015

United Socialist Party Candidate Siritunga Jayasuriya

Lankasocialist Correspondent

Siritunga Jayasuriya, General Secretary of the United Socialist Party (USP) submitted his nomination as a Presidential candidate at the forthcoming Presidential Polls..

After handing in nominations, addressing the party supporters, and the gathering outside the Elections Secretariat, Siritunga stated, “The USP is contesting in this election against both camps of the capitalist forces in this country, who maintain direct relationships with imperialist forces in the world”... “Maithripala Sirisena and Mahinda Rajapakshe both do not have any program to solve the burning issues of the Tamil and Muslim population living in the north, east, and other parts of the country. Siritunga said, “We are fighting for securing rights of all oppressed sections of our society including rights of the Tamil, Muslim, and other minorities.” Click here to view video...


Presidential Election 2015


Presidential Election 2015


Presidential Election


November 26, 2014

United Socialist Party

Presidential Election Campaign Launched

United Socialist Party

Presidential Election Campaign LaunchedThe United Socialist Party (USP) launched its 2015 Presidential election campaign with a public meeting held at the National Library and Documentation Services Board auditorium on November 25th, 2014.

Sirithunga Jayasuriya, General Secretary of the USP is contesting as the Presidential candidate of the USP with the support of several other left and progressive groups in the north and south of the country.

Siri as he is popularly known is standing on a platform of building a strong and fighting left movement to abolish the hated executive presidential system and restore genuine democracy, resolving the national question on the basis of accepting the right to self determination and eradicating all forms of discrimination, inequality and oppression faced by Muslims and up country estate Tamil people. He is calling for nationalization of commanding heights of the economy under democratic workers control, elimination of all forms of exploitation of workers, peasants, women and other down trodden people and opposing repression of students and youth. Read More...


November 16, 2014

Koslanda Tragedy

Wakeup Calls from Voiceless People

LankaSocialist Correspondent

The United Socialist Party, Tamil National Alliance parliamentary members, and Mano Ganeshan visited the disaster area to look into the victimized peoples grievances.

Koslanda Tragedy“At around 7.15 am we heard a loud noise. It was like a bomb blast,” recalled Maradamuttu Nawaneelan, 28, who lived in one of the two individual houses just below the Tamil Plantation line rooms with his parents and 15 year old brother.

“We saw something like smoke at the top of the hill. Some residents climbed up to see what it could be. Not even a minute or two after; we heard the noise. Rocks and soil came tumbling down. My family members and I ran and rushed out of the line area. We couldn’t even hear our own screams over the sound of the landslide – it was terrifying,” Nawaneelan said.

Nawaneelan’s family had been living there for generations. Although they had several times been asked to move, no one had offered them alternative accommodation. Read More...


November 16, 2014

Nadarajah Raviraj Commemoration in Colombo

LankaSocialist Correspondent

Nadarajah Raviraj Commemoration in ColomboOn 11th November, 2014 Former Member of Parliament Nadarajah Raviraj’s 8th commemoration meeting was held at Tamil Sangham Hall, Wellawatta, Colombo.

On 11th November, 2014 Former Member of Parliament Nadarajah Raviraj’s 8th commemoration meeting was held at Tamil Sangham Hall, Wellawatta, Colombo.

Raviraj was killed by the infamous white van killers on November 10th, 2006, when he was travelling in his vehicle to his office.

Mano Ganeshan, convener of the Civil Monitoring Committee (CMC) organized this meeting. Late Mr. Raviraj was a member of the CMC.

Siritunga Jayasuriya, Chairman of the CMC and General Secretary of the United Socialist Party, Mano Ganeshan, Convener CMC and Leader of the Democratic People’s Front, and Mavai Senadhiraja and Suresh Premachandra, TNA Members of the Parliament, were among the speakers of this commemoration meeting. Read More...


October 16, 2014

Solidarity with Struggle for Democracy in Hong Kong

Stop Repression of Hong Kong People!

LankaSocialist Representative

Stop Repression of Hong Kong PeopleOn October 10th, 2014, the United Socialist Party, together with Nava Sama Samaja Party, Democratic People’s Front, and the National Unity Alliance, organized a protest campaign in front of the embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Colombo.

Leaders of all four parties were present for the occasion.

A protest letter was ready to be handed over at the Embassy but was initially rejected by the Chinese Embassy offices. The protest leaders then decided to hand the letter over to the security gate. Read More...


October 14, 2014


Byelection triumph marks turning point in anti-austerity struggle (Originally published on October 14, 2014) website of the committee for a workers' international, CWI

Paul Murphy wins parliamentary seat as 100,000 march against water charges

Eddie McCabe, Socialist Party (CWI in Ireland)

Byelection triumph marks turning point in anti-austerity struggle12 October 2014 will be a day that’s remembered for years to come in Ireland. An estimated 100,000 marched in Dublin against the hated water charges. And on the same day, Paul Murphy, Socialist Party member and Anti Austerity Alliance (AAA) candidate, won the Dublin South West byelection by leading the call for a mass campaign of non-payment and active resistance to this double tax. Paul joins Socialist Party TDs Joe Higgins and Ruth Coppinger in the Daíl (Irish parliament). Ruth won a byelection in Dublin West five months ago.

Just over one year ago, the campaign against the Property Tax was defeated, which undoubtedly demoralised many working class people. But out of that campaign the AAA was formed, on the initiative of the Socialist Party, to contest the elections in May 2014. It received a warm welcome from the working class with the election of 14 councillors nationally. Read More...


October 03, 2014

Speed up Delayed Investigations on Mob Attack on USP Peace Motor Cycle Parade!

LankaSocialist Correspondent

Speed up Delayed Investigations on Mob AttackOn October 1st, 2014, United Socialist Party handed over a complaint to the Human Rights commission of Sri Lanka, on the Police inaction in respect of the attack inflicted on the Colombo - Aluthgama motor cycle parade organized by the USP on July 26th, 2014.

Two months have elapsed since the attack carried out by some Buddhist monks and their thugs and even after all the police investigations are over and television clips clearly indicating who the attackers are, Police have failed to arrest those culprits and produce them before courts.

USP wrote a letter to the IGP one month after the attack, but it remains unacknowledged up to now. USP strongly demands an immediate and impartial investigation to mob attack on July 26th, 2014. Read More...


Speed up Delayed Investigations on Mob Attack


August 22, 2014

Stop Organized Attacks on Social Activists!

LankaSocialist Correspondent

The United Socialist Party’s General Secretary, Siritunga Jayasuriya, has contacted the IGP of the Sri Lanka Police Department seeking the progress of the investigations on the recent attack on the motor cycle parade organized by the USP on July 26, 2014.

The alleged attack was carried out by a mob lead by some Buddihist monks, and the USP filed a complaint on the same day at Wadduwa Police Station. LankaSocialist learnt that the police investigation is proceeding very slowly and no legal action has been taken thus far against the responsible parties for this brutal attack.

Click here to view a copy of the letter sent to the IGP.


Press Statement

Let’s Build a Left and Trade Union Platform against Racism

August 05, 2014

Siritunga Jayasuriya

The United Socialist Party wishes to thank all those Left Parties, Trade Unions and individuals who extended solidarity to us at the time of the launch of our initiative ‘Socialist peace March against Racism & Communalism’. We also thank all left parties who organised the press conference to condemn the brutal attack on USP Motor cycle march on 26th July. And USP is grateful to all those who showed us the sympathy and support to us after we were attacked and ambushed by the “Sinhala Rawaya and other extremist” thugs in Buddhist religious robes.

HRacist Buddhist mob ambushes United Socialist Party marchThe initiative ‘Socialist peace March against Racism & Communal ism’ of the USP was to highlight the growing tendency of racism and religious fundamentalism in our country. The communalists who advocate majoritarianism are hounding the religious and ethnic minorities causing enormous damage to the unity of the people in this country. The USP through this initiative of peace march attempted to spread the message of unity and peace across the country including the villages.

We the Socialists and Left forces irrespective of the party flag and identities stand for a peaceful, united country where all religions, languages and ethnic minorities can live in harmony with full dignity as equals. Hence to decry the growing attacks both physical and ideological on these values of our society, we the USP launched the initiative marching against racism through a Motor Cycle Rally to Aluthgama-Dharga Town from Colombo-Narahenpita. Read More...

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