A leaflet distributing campaign under the theme “Let’s rally for the final struggle to abolish SAITM” and organized by Anti-SAITM People’s Wall’ was held opposite Fort Railway Station today (19th).
Railway employees including engine drivers, station masters and controllers have decided to engage in a strike action from midnight tomorrow (20th) say reports.
The unanimous decision by trade unions of the Railway service was taken as the salary increase promised at a discussion held between trade unions and Prime Minister’s Secretary on 20th September 2017 had not been added to this month’s salary.
This month’s salary has been reduced and the strike action is taken as the directive by the Prime Minister’s Secretary has not been implemented.
“The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), we believe, is a key event at a crucial time for the development of socialism with Chinese characteristic as Comrade Xi Jinping has said. We believe it would be another step forward in building a moderately prosperous society in an all-round way by maintaining the continuity and consistency of policies of the Chinese Communist Party to ensure stable and healthy economic development. We believe the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China will enhance the efforts the Chinese people are making to achieve greater heights in building a socialist, harmonious society, completing national unification and safeguarding world peace,” states a message sent by the Central Committee of the JVP to the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China being held at present.
Full text of the message:
Message to the 19th National Congress of CPC
Allow me, on behalf of the Central Committee of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (People’s Liberation Front – JVP of Sri Lanka) and all the party members, well-wishers and sympathizers, who have followed with indescribable enthusiasm and great attention the progress of the people in People’s Republic of China under the Communist Party of China to wish the Nineteenth National Congress of the fraternal Communist Party of China all the success and to express to you the most cordial revolutionary congratulations.
The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), we believe, is a key event at a crucial time for the development of socialism with Chinese characteristic as Comrade Xi Jinping has said. We believe it would be another step forward in building a moderately prosperous society in an all-round way by maintaining the continuity and consistency of policies of the Chinese Communist Party to ensure stable and healthy economic development. We believe the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China will enhance the efforts the Chinese people are making to achieve greater heights in building a socialist, harmonious society, completing national unification and safeguarding world peace.
We are confident that the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China would guide the people in China to develop more and more bonds with progressive and left minded people in the world that would ensure strength and support to struggles being carried out by downtrodden people in the world to win their rights. We are grateful to the support our party receives from the Communist Party of China in way of arranging study tours so that our comrades would have knowledge and experience of Socialism in practice. We have always attached great importance to developing ties with the CPC, the Chinese government and its people and believe the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China will deepen the bilateral cooperation among progressive forces in the world and we pledge to continually develop and enrich relationships with the Communist Party of China and the people of China.
We wish further success to the Communist Party of China, to the people of China and are confident that the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China would mark a significant turning point in the fight for Socialism and Communism and world peace.
Long live the Communist Party of China!
Long live Marxism-Leninism!
Long live international solidarity!
Delivering the report to the opening of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) yesterday (18th) China’s President Xi Jinping said China has entered a new era. He said it was time for his nation to transform itself into “a mighty force” that could lead the world on political, economic, military and environmental issues.
In his three-and-a-half hour speech, China’s president and party chief said “The Chinese nation has stood up, grown rich, and become strong – and it now embraces the brilliant prospects of rejuvenation … It will be an era that sees China moving closer to centre stage and making greater contributions to mankind.”
He said the country has secured “a decisive victory in building a moderately prosperous society in all respects and would strive for the great success of socialism with Chinese characteristics for a new era.” He said by 2050 China would become a modern socialist strong power with leading influence on the world stage.
Talking about international cooperation Xi said “Only by observing the laws of nature can mankind avoid costly blunders in its exploitation. Any harm we inflict on nature will eventually return to haunt us. This is a reality we have to face.”
More than 2,200 delegates have poured into Beijing for the week-long gathering held in Great Hall of the People
The team of youths representing the JVP at the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students has drawn serious attention of the participants to the deadly kidney disease that spreads throughout the North Central province and other areas in Sri Lanka and the harm being done to lives of people and the environment due to the improper use of agro-chemicals in the country.
Addressing the International Anti-imperialist court the Secretary of the International Affairs of the Socialist Students Union (SSU) Miss Madhu Sankalpana brought this to the attention of the Festival.
Teams from the Socialist Students Union (SSU), the Socialist Youth Union (SYU) and the International Unit lead by the National Organizer of the JVP Bimal Rathnayaka and Parliamentarian Dr. Nalinda Jayatissa are participating representing the JVP at the Festival.
The JVP also holds the vice-president’s post of the World Festival of Youth and Students.
The campaign to get 200,000 signatures to a public petition organized by Uva – Wellassa Front to Protect People’s Rights will commence from Padiyathalawa town today (19th) at 9.00 a.m. states a media announcement by the Front. The campaign is carried out against the plunder of lands in the area.
The announcement has been released with the signature of the convener of Uva – Wellassa Front to Protect People’s Rights JVP Provincial Councilor Samantha Vidyarathna. The programme will commence with the participation of the Maha Sangha and the leaders of the Uva – Wellassa Front to Protect People’s Rights.
A case will be filed against the parliamentarian of the Mahinda faction of the UPFA Johnston Fernando for making insulting remarks at Tangalle on the 15th targeting the Leader of the JVP Anura Dissanayaka said the Information Secretary of the JVP at a press conference held at the head office of the party today (18th).
Attorney at Law Sunil Watagala speaking at the press conference said a case will be filed demanding Rs. 500 million from Johnston Fernando for the insulting remarks he made against Mr. Dissanayaka at Tangalle.
A cousin of Shalila Moonasinghe, who is remanded in connection with the alleged transferring of USD 2.104 million from the Far Eastern International Bank in Taiwan to his account in Sri Lanka has been arrested by a special team from the CID.
Chulapala De Silva, the relative of former Litro Gas Lanka Ltd Chairman, was arrested by CID yesterday (17th).
Shalila Moonasinghe was arrested earlier and has been remanded till 25th October.
The government has not been able to hand over deeds of ownership of houses and lands for the estate community states All Ceylon Estate Workers’ Union.
The President of the Union Kithnan Selvarj says despite the government taking steps to construct a few houses for the estate sector, the deeds of ownership of those houses too have not been made available.
He says the administration of estates have been handed over to multinational companies until 2048 and requests the government to take over the lands in the estate sector and make available deeds of ownership to the masses.
The National Audit Act was handed over to the Secretary General of Parliament by the JVP yesterday (17th) as a private member’s motion.
The draft of the Act will be presented to Parliament as a private member’s motion of JVP Parliamentarian Sunil Handunneththi.
The adaptation of the Act will strengthen the capacity of Parliament to safeguard public funds and ensure their proper utilization. It will also strengthen the hands of the Auditor General in relation to financial matters in the country as well as the capacity of the Auditor General’s Department to prevent frauds and corruption.