Court Takes Up Case of Violent Assault on Socialist Equality Party Members in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sri Lanka – In a recent development, the Moratuwa Magistrate Court in Sri Lanka has taken up the case involving a violent assault on members of the Socialist Equality Party (SEP) that occurred last year. The victims, Dehin Wasantha and Lakshman Fernando, were reportedly attacked by members of the Podujana Pragathishili Sevaka Sangamaya union, affiliated with the ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna party. Wasantha, a dedicated SEP member and non-academic worker at the University …

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Public Defender Report Finds Police Not at Fault in Tbilisi Pride Festival Violence: Summary of 2023 Equality Report

Tbilisi, Georgia – The 2023 Equality Report by the Public Defender of Georgia has cleared the police of any blame for failing to protect the Tbilisi Pride Festival from a violent mob on July 8, 2023. According to the report, the rapid increase in far-right supporters at the festival site, coupled with its large size, made it impossible to stop the violence. The report emphasizes that the events of July 8 demonstrate the inadequacy of …

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Pro-Government Thugs Attack Members of Socialist Equality Party in Violent Assault

Moratuwa, Sri Lanka – Members of the Socialist Equality Party (SEP) were violently attacked by pro-government thugs at the University of Moratuwa on November 30, sparking widespread condemnation from workers, youth, academics, and their organizations. The victims, Dehin Wasantha and Lakshman Fernando, were brutally assaulted by the president and secretary of the Moratuwa university branch of Podujana Pragathishili Sevaka Sangamaya (PPSS), affiliated with the ruling Sri Lankan Podujana Peramuna. Wasantha, a university non-academic worker known …

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Violent Assault Case Involving Sri Lankan Socialist Equality Party Members Heads to Mediation Board

MORATUWA, Sri Lanka – Two members of the Sri Lankan Socialist Equality Party (SEP) were assaulted last year, and their assailants recently appeared in court to face legal proceedings. Dehin Wasantha, an employee at Moratuwa University, and Lakshman Fernando, a full-time SEP worker, were attacked by two individuals on November 30. The accused, identified as Indika Perera and Suranga Piyawardena, are president and secretary, respectively, of the People‚Äôs Progressive Employees Union branch at Moratuwa University. …

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Workers and Youths Worldwide Condemn Attack on Socialist Equality Party Members in Sri Lanka

MORATUWA, Sri Lanka – The Socialist Equality Party (SEP) has received numerous letters from workers, youth, and organizations worldwide expressing outrage over the violent attack on two of its members in Sri Lanka. Dehin Wasantha, a veteran university worker, and Lakshman Fernando, a full-time SEP party worker, were assaulted by pro-government thugs, which has sparked widespread condemnation. The attack, which occurred on November 30 at the University of Moratuwa, left Wasantha with two fractured fingers …

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Socialist Equality Party Members Assaulted by Pro-Government Thugs at Moratuwa University Spark Global Outrage

Colombo, Sri Lanka – Academics and activists from around the world are rallying in protest against the violent attack on two members of the Socialist Equality Party (SEP) in Sri Lanka. Dehin Wasantha, a university worker and staunch advocate for workers’ rights and socialism, and Lakshman Fernando, a full-time SEP party worker, were assaulted by pro-government thugs at the University of Moratuwa. The attack, which took place on November 30, resulted in serious injuries for …

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