17 | 09 | 2019

The May Day commemoration organized by the JVP was held at the head office of the JVP at Pelawatta today (1st) with the slogans “Deplore committing murders! Defeat all extremisms! Build unity among people! ‘

The International Workers’ Day that falls on 1st May is a day commemorated by the working people including the downtrodden masses with dignity. May Day is the day the working masses show their strength, unity and militancy and also their readiness to struggle for their rights and for a new society.

The International Workers’ Day was created to commemorate the workers’ leaders who laid down their lives at the struggle launched by workers in Chicago in 1886 against the oppression and suppression of capitalism and demanding an 8-hour working day. 1st of May was named the International Workers’ Day by the first congress of the Second International that met in Paris in 1889. Hence, May Day is a day that belongs to the working masses lead by the working class and the left movements.

It is evident that the attack on the 21st was an Islam extremist barbaric attack. What is to be done now is to take measures to totally defeat Islam extremist ideology, individual and organizations that follow it. However, the measures being taken by the government don’t seem to be successful. The country cannot be brought back to normalcy without defeating this Islam extremist ideology. Mr Maithripala Sirisena as the President and Mr Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Prime Minister, instead of acting in a responsible manner for the country and the people, acted only as the leader of the SLFP or the leader of the UNP respectively from the day they came to power. They fought among themselves and wasted time plotting and conspiring against each other and endangered the national security. The conduct of the President and the Prime Minister after the incidents on the 21st was not a responsible one for the security of the Nation or the people. Both of them attempted to evade responsibility and put it on someone else’s shoulder but to carry out their power agendas. The statements made as the government were contradictory, false, infantile and immature ones. It was proved that they, leave alone the responsibility of the national security, do not deserve even to be a night watchman in a cooperative store.

The WFTU, representing more 97 million workers in 130 countries expresses its solidarity and support the dockworkers in Japan who are taking dynamic measures against the unacceptable and demand of the Japan Harbor Transportation Association for abolishing the current system for determining dockworkers’ minimum wage.

The employers are insisting to present their fake argument that the determined minimum wages of the workers are against the anti-monopoly rules despite the fact that even the labor relations authority rejected this fake argument, clearly declaring that the minimum wage system for dockworkers does not infringe on anti-monopoly rules.

Let’s stop pointing fingers at each other and making statements and behaving in a manner to get petty political advantage amidst barbaric Islamic extremists’ bomb attacks but overlook party politics at least for a short period and work according to a national agenda to avoid the country becoming a prey to this calamity says the Information Secretary of the JVP Comrade Vijitha Herath.

He said this participating in the debate on emergency regulations held in Parliament yesterday (24th).

wfdy 148The World Federation of Democratic Youth condemns the brutal attacks on Sri Lankan people causing deaths to the hundreds of innocent people and making several hundreds of people injured. We initially express our condolences to the families of the deceased and wish fast recovery to the injured.

In Sri Lanka, more than 300 people have been killed at suicide bomb attacks that occurred in eight places including hotels and Catholic Churches on Easter Sunday, April 21.

The statement issued by the Political Bureau of the People's Liberation Front (JVP) declares that they detest and strongly condemn this cowardly and barbaric attack. The statement reminds the government's responsibility to hold a prompt inquiry regarding the incident, reveal the truth to the country, take legal action against the perpetrators, and to prevent any distress that would occur in the country due to the incidents.

On behalf of the Communist Party of the Workers of Spain (PCTE), we want to express our sympathy with the Communist Party of India (Marxist) for the murder of comrade Ajoy Mondal, a 52 years old worker, whose corpse was found in a canal after being stabbed in the neck the same day he went to a party meeting.

The World Federation of Trade Unions expresses its solidarity with the working class of Bangladesh on the occasion of the 6th dark anniversary of the Rana Plaza bloody crime which had cost the lives of 1134 garment workers, including 851 women, on 24th April 2013. The collapse of the eight-story commercial building named Rana Plaza uncovered the murderous, barbaric and unsafe working conditions of an industry that creates profits of billions USD to the foreign and local bourgeoisie.

The Workers’ Party of Ireland has sent the following message of solidarity to the Communist Party and people of Sri Lanka following Sunday’s horrific bombing.

PAME condemns the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka and expresses its condolences to the Trade Unions and workers of Sri Lanka for the victims of the bombings of previous days.

The experience of workers around the world shows that such murderous acts are being exploited by mechanisms and states to promote policies and projects of imperialists and governments against peoples and workers.

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