For solidarity against repression
Defend the right to organise and fightback
Place: Outside Sri Lankan High Commission, No.13, Hyde Park Gardens, London W2 2LU
TGTE (Transnational government of Tamil Eelam)
We invite all those who stand against repression and in defence of freedom of speech and freedom to organise to take part in this protest against the abduction of political activists Premakumar Gunaratnam and Dimuthu Attygalle in Sri Lanka. They are leading members of the new Frontline Socialist Party (FSP) launched on 9 April.
The FSP was formed by dissident former JVP members – mainly youth – who vehemently oppose both the current Sri Lankan regime and the JVP’s collaborative politics. The formation of the FSP represents a decisive step forward in Sri Lankan politics and has been welcomed by Tamil Solidarity.
The fate of two other activists, Lalith Kumara Weeraraju and KuganMuruganandan, who were abducted at the end of last year, is still not known. There has been a huge increase in clamping down on any voice of dissent by the government (Sri Lanka’s sinister white van abductions -BBC).
The setting up of the FSP and the increasing support for mass struggle against the regime is seen as a turning point and one that is potentially capable of leading to the downfall of this brutal, bloody and vicious regime. The panic-stricken regime is now abducting its leaders two by two.
Internationally, among workers and young people, there is widespread anger and concern against these ruthless actions, as there is against the war against the Tamil-speaking people and its aftermath where thousands still suffer in horrendous and inhumane conditions. Meanwhile the so-called international community, pro-big business governments such as the Tories in Britain, are happy to conduct ‘business as usual’ with Rajapaksa.
The FSP called for an emergency protest against the Sri Lankan government which will be held outside the Sri Lankan embassy on 10 April at 1pm.
If you are unable to make that we ask that you send messages of protest to: firstname.lastname@example.org and send copies to email@example.com