We wish to recall the birth of ‘Aththa’ newspaper on December 14th 1964, as a response to the crying demand of the progressive forces, at a time when they were voiceless and when the entire print media was under the control of the Reactionaries.
The Communist Party of Sri Lanka took the initiative to bring out Aththa, which played a historic role, providing political leadership to the progressive forces, during the years 1964-1994.
As we have entered the second decade of the 21st century, again we witness a similar situation under a totally different and more complicated political environment, with revolutionary changes in the sphere of media. Read more »
Statement of the Communist Party of Sri Lanka on the LLRC Report
The Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Sri Lanka carefully and comprehensively examined the contents of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Report.
The C.P.S.L. deeply appreciates the appointment of such a Commission, since it is the acceptable methodology adopted by democratic governments in modern times to ensure sustainable peace and security in the post-conflict environment after a protracted conflict. It also enables the authorities to go into the question of accountability during the period of conflict. It further provides an opportunity to give a message to the international community on observance of good governance not only in keeping with international humanitarian law but also with our traditional culture and values.
The Commission was called upon to inquire and report on the facts and circumstances that led to the failure of the Ceasefire Agreement in force from 21st. September, 2002, and the sequence of events that followed thereafter up to 19th. May, 2009. The mandate also covered several specific matters including the lessons we would learn from these events and their attendant concerns, so as to prevent a recurrence of such a conflict. Read more »
The General Secretary of the CFTU D.W.Subasinghe presents amendments on behalf of ten Trade Unionsat the meeting of trade unionists summoned by the President to Temple Trees on April 25th.
Following the declaration in last year’s 2011 budget speech by the President, who is also the Minister of Finance, that three pension schemes, one for private sector employees with 2% mandatory contributions of the salary by both employees and employers, another scheme for self employed persons, and the other for immigrant workers, a Bill drafted by the Ministry of Finance to implement the first scheme was tabled to parliament on the 8th of April. This raised quite a furore as it had not been presented or discussed with the trade unions and employer organizations and it had many defects and contradictions. The draft Bill had been made available only at the government bureau of publications.
ශ්රීන ලංකාව පිළිබඳ එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ මහ ලේකම්ගේ උපදේශක මණ්ඩල වර්තාව සම්බන්ධයෙන් ශ්රීන ලංකාවේ කොමියුනිස්ට් පක්ෂය නිකුත් කළ ප්ර කාශය
2011 අප්රේ ල් මස 12 දින එක්සත් ජාතින්ගේ මහ ලේකම් බෑන්-කී-මූන් වෙත භාරදෙනු ලැබූ උපදේශක මණ්ඩල වාර්තාව ශ්රීර ලංකාවේ කොමියුනිස්ට් පක්ෂයේ දේශපාලන මණ්ඩලයේ තියුණු පරීක්ෂණයට ලක් කරනු ලැබීය.
මෙම උපදේශක මණ්ඩලය 2010 ජූනි මස පත් කරනු ලැබූ අවස්ථාවේදීම ශ්රීල ලංකාවේ කොමියුනිස්ට් පක්ෂය ඊට තම විරෝධතාවය පළ කළ බව 2010 අගෝස්තුවල පැවැති සිය 19 වන ජාතික සම්මේලනයේ දේශපාලන යෝජනාවෙන් පැහැදිළි වන්නේ ය. ඒ පිළිබඳව ජනතාවට සහ රජයට අනතුරු හැඟවීමක් කරමින්, ඇතැම් බටහිර බලවතුන්ගේ උපක්රඳමවලට හසු නොවන ලෙසත්, අනවශ්ය ලෙස අධි ප්රනතිකි්රමයා දැක්වීමෙන් වැලකී සිටින ලෙසත් කොමියුනිස්ට් පක්ෂය ඉල්ලා සිටියේය.
The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of Sri Lanka carefully and comprehensively examined the contents of the UNSG Report submitted to the UN Secretary General Ban – ki – Moon on April 12th., 2011.
At the outset, when the so-called Advisory Panel was appointed in June, 2010, the Communist Party through its Political Resolution adopted at its 19th. National Congress held in August, 2010 registered its opposition to the appointment of the said Panel. It also warned the people and the Government to “refrain from over-reacting and also not to fall prey to the provocative tactics of the Western Powers, in dealing with matters relating to international affairs”. To the Communist Party, the legitimacy of the panel was questionable.
Island, March 23, 2011, 10:14 pm By Shamindra Ferdinando
The Left Party Alliance in the SLFP-led UPFA has won 72 seats at the March 17 LG polls.
The UPFA secured 1,839 seats at the polls with the SLFP winning at least 1,600 slots.
UPFA General Secretary Petroleum Industries Minister Susil Premjayantha told The Island that the SLFP had obtained as much as 80 per cent of the total number of seats secured by the ruling coalition.
By D.E.W. Gunasekera
This debate on the extension of the State of Emergency is conducted at the instance of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP). The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) which too participated in the debate brought the same old arguments and as such it is obligatory on us to answer the matters raised by the JVP.
JVP MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake said that the state of emergency is justifiable neither in the interest of the country or its people, on account of the fact that there is no terrorism today, but peace prevails in the country with conditions conducive to civil administration in place. That is the essence of his argument.
He also said that the emergency is in force not in the interest of the people or country, but to benefit the Government. The emergency is also used to gain political mileage, sponsor State terrorism, suppress democracy, deny the people their Constitutional rights, counter public protests against the rising cost of living and burden the people with taxes, the JVP MP said. Read more »
(Adopted by 11th C.P.S.L Congress March 26-30the 1980)
The Communist Party of Sri Lanka declares that all communities in our mult-racial country have the right to live and work under conditions of equality, freely developing their languages, cultures and ethnic identities, an determining their own futures, free from any discrimination or harassment.
It condemns and opposes all forms of racism and advocates that the incitement of racial, religious or caste hatred should be a penal offence.
Our Party supports the just demands of Sri Lanka’s minorities for equality and for the ending of the various discriminations and harassments they experience.
We regard the struggle for a just solution of the problems the minorities experience as an integral part of the overall struggle of all the peoples of Sri Lanka for democratic and social progress. Read more »
66th. Anniversary of the Communist Party of Sri Lanka was held at Matara on 19-07-2009.
Before commencing the Anniversary Meeting, an Exhibition depicting the Photos and information bulletins was inaugurated, at which the statue of late Party Leader Comrade Dr. S.A. Wickremasinghe was garlanded.
This was presided over by Comrade Raja Collure, the President of the Party.
Comrade Chandrasiri Gajadheera, District Secretary (Matara) of the Party welcomed all those who participated in this Anniversary Meeting. Read more »