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 MSN Encarta - Print Preview - Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is a sovereign nation within the Commonwealth of Nations.
The president of Sri Lanka is head of state, chief executive, and commander in chief of the armed forces.
Sri Lanka is also a member of the Commonwealth of Nations and the United Nations (UN).
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 Encyclopedia: Communist Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Members of Communist parties were persecuted in many countries in the early Cold War period, when anti-Communist sentiment was fueled by Western governments as part of their Cold War strategy.
His Communist government survived the collapse of the Soviet Union, and remains in power as of 2005 although his personal health is questioned by some and it remains to be seen if his party will remain in power after his death.
Logo of the Italian Communist Party The Partito Comunista Italiano (PCI) or Italian Communist Party emerged as Partito Comunista dItalia or Communist Party of Italy from a secession by the Leninist comunisti puri tendency from the Italian Socialist Party (PSI) during that bodys congress on 21 January 1921...
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 Sri Lanka feature
A resolution of the Communist Party of Sri Lanka adopted in February 1995 said: "Due to widespread unemployment, continuing discrimination and social inequalities, the Tamil youth are becoming increasingly restive.
Sri Lanka's economic situation has made no progress since the early 1970s and the policies of the World Bank are increasing poverty and distress.
These parties aim to increase their representation in Parliament, the provincial councils and local authorities and to build up a powerful network of mass organisations representing the workers and peasants, the youth and students, the women and other sections of society.
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 Sri Lanka (10/01)
Sri Lanka is ethnically, linguistically, and religiously diverse.
Sri Lanka is highly dependent on foreign assistance and has received about $500 million in annual grant aid and concessional assistance in recent years, with Japan the largest donor.
U.S. policy toward Sri Lanka is characterized by respect for its independence, sovereignty, and moderate nonaligned foreign policy; support for the country's unity, territorial integrity, and democratic institutions; and encouragement of its social and economic development.
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 List of Communist Parties   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The formation of communist parties in various countries was first initiated by the formation of the communist Third International by the Russian Bolsheviks.
Moldova - Communist Party of the Republic of Moldova
Denmark - Communist Party of Denmark, Communist Party in Denmark
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 Sri Lanka (08/03)
The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (formerly known as Ceylon) is an island in the Indian Ocean about 28 kilometers (18 mi.) off the southeastern coast of India with a population of about 19 million.
The future of Sri Lanka's economic health is uncertain but largely dependent on the continuation of the peace process, political stability, and continued policy reforms--particularly in the area of fiscal discipline and direct management.
Sri Lanka is highly dependent on foreign assistance, and several high-profile assistance projects were launched in 2003.
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 Online edition of Sunday Observer - Business   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Communist Party of Sri Lanka signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Thursday, February 19 with the Sri Lanka Freedom Party with the aim of contesting the forthcoming General Election, through the United People's Freedom Alliance.
Elaborating the two points he said that the Sri Lanka Communist party was for a negotiated settlement with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.
Therefore the SLFP in consultation with the parties in the PA decided to hold talks with the JVP to form a broader alliance: the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) is its outcome.
www.sundayobserver.lk /2004/02/29/fea02.html   (803 words)

  
 President Kumaratunga's all-party meeting in Sri Lanka: a platform for the extreme right
The all-party meeting called by Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga in Colombo on Monday to discuss the deteriorating military situation on the Jaffna peninsula has proved to be nothing but a political platform for the most rightwing and fascistic organisations on which her Peoples Alliance (PA) government is increasingly dependent.
Sinhala's Sons of the Soil Party, formed in 1990, is just one of a number of extreme right-wing groups that have emerged in the past decade and become a rallying point for a small but vocal layer of Sinhala racists.
The two parties are component parts of the Peoples Alliance government, which came to power in 1994 promising to negotiate a peace deal with the LTTE and to improve the living standards of working people.
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 Current Affairs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The General Secretary of the Communist Party of Sri Lanka Raja Collure in a statement released yesterday called on the United National Party (UNP) to respond swiftly to the invitation of President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga to discuss the government's constitutional proposals and agree on a bi-partisan approach.
Collure said that the Communist Party was dismayed over the failure of the UNP to respond positively to the invitation of the President to discuss the proposed constitutional reforms proposed by the People's Alliance.
Explaining his party's stance on a solution to the ethnic issue, Collure said, "The United National Party which is the major opposition party which a duty by the nation to cooperate with government to resolve the ethnic conflict".
www.priu.gov.lk /news_update/Current_Affairs/ca200002/20000224communist_party_for_swift_action.html   (262 words)

  
 Socialist Equality Party in Sri Lanka opposes moves to authoritarian rule
The conflict was the creation of the weak ruling class in Sri Lanka which provoked racial discrimination against the Tamil minority to divide the Sinhala- and Tamil-speaking working class along ethnic lines and protect its rule.
The old left parties [3] in the ruling coalition have taken the initiative in defending every reactionary piece of legislation and the attacks on the democratic rights, jobs and living standards of the masses.
The SEP is the Sri Lankan section of the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI) which defends the principles of Trotskyism and fights for the political independence of the working class.
www.wsws.org /articles/2001/jul2001/spee-j31_prn.shtml   (2364 words)

  
 HIMAL SOUTH ASIAN | Sri Lanka: The peace within
According to the parties, the method to resolve tension between the Government and main opposition was to formally involve the President in the peace process, as her PA Government was the initiator of the process.
However, the parties stated their concern that the establishment of an interim administration in the North and East could only proceed as long as a decommissioning of weapons of the various "militant groups" took place and that such groups did not have access to arms reserves.
The Surakimu Sri Lanka National Movement comprising religious leaders, academics, scientists, professionals and artists was launched on 29 November at BMICH in Colombo.
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 Sri Lanka awaits aid as opposition to joint mechanism mounts
Sri Lanka's stock market fell a provisional 1.88 percent on Monday as investors stayed away, worried about how the political spat would pan out.
As the Sri Lankan stock market took a hit on Monday over uncertain political climate in Sri Lanka, a silver lining is still visible for the people awaiting aid in the North and East.
The Tamil National Alliance, Communist Party of Sri Lanka, the Ceylon Workers Congress and the Lanka Sama Samaja Party have all thrown their weight behind the joint mechanism.
www.tamileelamnews.com /news/publish/tns_4400.shtml   (424 words)

  
 Sri Lanka Growth of Leftist Parties - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, ...
The Soviet Union's expulsion of Leon Trotsky from the Communist Party after Lenin's death in 1924 and Stalin's subsequent decision to enter World War II on the Allied side exacerbated these differences, dividing the Communists into Trotskyites and Stalinists.
The LSSP, formed in 1935 and the oldest of the Sri Lankan Marxist parties, took a stance independent of the Soviet Union, becoming affiliated with the Trotskyite Fourth International, which was a rival of the Comintern.
The CPSL, which began as a Stalinist faction of the LSSP that was later expelled, formed its own party in 1943, remaining faithful to the dictates of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
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 Library of Congress / Federal Research Division / Country Studies / Area Handbook Series / Sri Lanka / Appendix B
A Maoist and primarily rural Sinhalese youth movement based in southern Sri Lanka, it initially sympathized with the "oppressed" of both the Tamil and Sinhalese communities, but by the early 1980s, became increasingly a Sinhalese nationalist organization opposing any compromise with the Tamil insurgency.
political party formed in 1984 by a daughter of Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Chandrika Kumaratunge, and her husband Vijay Kumaratunge, who claimed that the original SLFP, under the leadership of Bandaranaike's son, Anura, was excessively right wing and had become an instrument of the Jayewardene government.
Political party in power in Sri Lanka for ten years beginning in February 1948 when the new constitution went into effect, and again from 1977 to 1988; nickname is "uncle-nephew party" because of kinship ties among the party's top leadership.
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 Sri Lanka Democracy Forum News Archive
Through an arrangement with the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation, a government-owned broadcaster, TBC is able to broadcast one hour of their programming every day in Sri Lanka.
In the run up to parliamentary elections called for 2 April, Amnesty International is urging political parties and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to instruct their members not to assassinate political opponents or their supporters, or carry out other violent attacks on party activists and election monitors during the election period.
It is said to be opposed to the terms of the cease-fire agreement and third party facilitation in the peace process.
www.lankademocracy.org /news.html   (1089 words)

  
 Sri Lanka: SLFP-JVP Agreement: Supping with the devil. Update 58.
Sometime in 1984, the party had made a turn to the extreme right and after two failed insurrections one in 1971 and later between 1988- 1990, the party entered into main stream politics in 1994 and emerged as the third largest party in the last elections.
Sri Lanka, which is country blessed with plenitude of natural resources, and an ancient and rich cultural heritage is today facing an unprecedented crisis.
However both parties agree that divergence of views regarding final settlement should not be an obstacle to their journey together to overcome the serious crisis, which is faced by Sri Lanka.
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 Sri Lanka - THE POLITICAL PARTY SYSTEM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The political party system was also weakened by the determination of the UNP leadership to retain a solid parliamentary majority through the use of constitutional amendments.
Despite drastic constitutional changes since 1972, the party system's British heritage is readily apparent in the clear distinction made between government and opposition legislators in Parliament (sitting, as in Westminster, on opposite benches) and provisions in the 1978 Constitution to prevent defections from one party to another, previously a common practice.
Backbenchers are expected to follow the initiatives of party leaders and can be punished with expulsion from the party for failing to observe party discipline.
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 Sri Lankan legislative election, 2001 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Legislative elections were held in Sri Lanka on December 6, 2001.
Lanka Sama Samaja Party (Sri Lanka Equal Society Party, LSSP)
Sri Lanka Freedom Party (Sri Lanka Nidahas Pakshaya, SLNP)
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 ReliefWeb » Document Preview » Sri Lanka: More political parties endorse joint mechanism
MORE political parties yesterday lent their weight to the proposed Joint Mechanism to handle post tsunami relief and reconstruction in the North-East with the added conviction that this could also pave the way for a final resolution of the national problem.
The Communist Party of Sri Lanka in a media release yesterday pledged its optimum co-operation for post -tsunami rehabilitation activities in the North and East one of its arguments being that a majority of the tsunami victims belonged to the two minority communities.
Observing that the population affected by the tsunami was desperately in need of relief, the party expresses the view that Joint Mechanism should not only be confined to relief and reconstruction but should be such that all the affected people would be served by it.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/VBOL-6CSH97?OpenDocument   (413 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Sri Lanka - The Political Party System | Sri Lankan Information Resource
The political party system was also weakened by the determination of the UNP leadership to retain a solid parliamentary majority through the use of constitutional amendments (see Sri Lanka - Government Institutions, this ch.).
Sri Lanka - The 1984 All Party Conference
Sri Lanka - Penal Institutions and Trends in the Prison Population
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 APSC talk -- Sunil Ratnapriya
The capitalist United National Party governments which ruled Sri Lanka from 1977-1994 managed to break the backbone of the state-controlled sector of the economy and introduce the neo-liberal economic policies.
Dr Wickramabahu, the NSSP leader and myself attended the party congress of the JVP held in May 1995, the first such congress to be held after the insurrection in 1989.
The parties of the New Left Front are hoping to offer practical policies to take the country forward and build up the necessary forces to realise the same.
www.dsp.org.au /apiaustralia/apsc-sr.htm   (1625 words)

  
 Xinhua News Agency: Backgrounder: (4) Sri Lanka's Key Political Parties.@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The central-left People's Alliance (PA) is Sri Lanka's ruling coalition of nine parties.
The coalition is centered around Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP).
The PA was founded in 1993 with six members including the SLFP, the Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP) or Lanka Equal Society Party, Sri Lanka Mahajana Pakshaya (SLMP) or Sri Lanka People's Party, the Communist Party of Sri Lanka, Desha Vimukthi Janatha Pakshaya (DVJP) or National Liberation People's Party and Democratic United National Lalith...
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 The World Factbook 2004 -- Sri Lanka
The Sinhalese arrived in Sri Lanka late in the 6th century B.C., probably from northern India.
Occupied by the Portuguese in the 16th century and by the Dutch in the 17th century, the island was ceded to the British in 1796, became a crown colony in 1802, and was united under British rule by 1815.
Sri Lanka's most dynamic sectors now are food processing, textiles and apparel, food and beverages, telecommunications, and insurance and banking.
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 Attacks on churches in Sri Lanka   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Sri Lankan media has not covered it and the international media also largely ignored the issue.
The difference between media coverage on incidents in India and Sri Lanka can be attributed to the local press in both countries.
The Communist Party of Sri Lanka issued a statement condemning unethical conversions as a threat to the social fabric and inter-religious harmony in Sri Lanka.
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 lankaseek.com - The Business Directory of Sri Lanka   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Sri Lanka is known as the pearl in the Indian Ocean just below the Southern tip of India, and lying North of the equator.
Constitution: August 31, 1978 Political parties: United National Party, Sri Lanka Freedom Party, Communist Party of Sri Lanka, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna, several ethnic Tamil and Muslim parties,
GDP: $16.5 billion.The Sri Lankan Rupee (Rs.) is divided into 100 cents.
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