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Unite against all forms of Racism and Religious fanaticisms.

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Lanka has barely passed four years since ending the three decade long civil war. Actions after the recently concluded Cricket match between Lanka and England has clearly suggested that racist elements in both Sinhalese and Tamils communities have forgotten the brutality and unprecedented scale of the destruction suffered from the civil war. We need to defeat racism on both sides to avoid any long term catastrophe repeated in Lanka. ‘’Movement of Equal Rights - UK’’ request Sinhalese, Tamil and Muslim people to unite against all forms of racism and religious fanaticisms.


Pro-nationalistic Propaganda launched by these racists trying to create a mindset among communities that Sinhalese people have won the civil war over Tamil people.  This racism has to be defeated before it will lead to another bloodbath. As a result of this propaganda we can see some sections of the both communities in Europe have fallen into the trap of racists by engage in activities which could harm peace and coexistence between communities. Anti Lanka propaganda carried out by the pro-LTTE groups and fronts have angered some Sinhalese as they mislead and taught to look at these propaganda in a racist angle. As the ‘’Movement of Equal Rights – UK’’ we request Sinhalese and Tamil speaking people to respect others human and democratic rights and to rally round our struggle to win equality for all people and to establish a just society.

 

We need to understand what freedom has achieved by the Tamil speaking people after the three decade civil war. Has so-called mega projects launched in Northern and Eastern provinces by the Lankan government really brought any meaningful life to its people? They are subjected to a military rule in these areas and are deprived of basic human rights and political freedom. Those prisoners who accepted government politics were to release and others have been continue to keep in custody could be signs of another major disaster.

Four years from the civil war we can see government sponsored extremist group such as ‘’Bodu Bala Sena’’ and ‘’Sinhala Ravaya’’ creating a racist and religious fanatic atmosphere in most of the major towns in Lanka. History is being repeated in front of our eyes again. The root cause of the ethnic problem is going back to the policies adopted by the capitalist parties created during the British time. Ethnicity, language and religion have always been used to win elections. Lanka as a nation paid an intolerable price in terms of both human and property destruction. Social set back suffered was incalculable and so far reaching.

We need to understand this situation we are in and need to take every measure to defeat Rajapakse sponsored racism and religion fanaticism and the racist elements in pro-LTTE Tamil groups and fronts which do not bring any positives to the society. We as ‘’The Movement for Equal Rights – UK’’ request all communities not to let racist to pass negative and post war predicaments over to the future generations of Lanka.

Movement for Equal Rights – UK

Last Updated on Saturday, 27 July 2013 11:41

LONDON May day march and rally

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Dear comrades,

The May day reflects working rights of proletarians in all corners of the world irrespective of national boundaries and narrow minded quarrels. we as members of Movement for Equal Rights would like to invite you all comradely to join this year's worker’s day.

Mahinda Rajapaksa regime uses the same strategy that used by J.R Jayawardena to suppress voices of the people against socio-political and economic problems in the country. The ignition of racism among communities is another tactic used by power greedy rulers to conceal the genuine crisis of the country. Although, government promised a spring for the people in north, those war stricken people have been dragged into much worse situation than ever. The people in the north have been confined to military dominance.

Last Updated on Saturday, 27 April 2013 15:19

MPS–UK PROTESTS IN FRONT OF SRI LANKA HIGH COMMISSION IN UK

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Movement for Peoples Struggle – UK held a protest demonstration in front of Sri Lanka High Commission in London on 19 December, 2011. London demonstration joined the wave of demonstrations being held in Sri Lanka and in foreign countries to urge ruling party administration in Sri Lanka to release abducted and illegally detained two MPS activists, Lalith Kumara Veeraraj and Kugan Muruganathan, in Jaffna on 9 December while organizing a MPS media conference scheduled to be held on the following day.

 

Last Updated on Monday, 26 December 2011 20:17

Mob of 500 torch gypsy camp with petrol bombs

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A 16-year-old Italian girl whose claim that she was raped by Gypsies prompted a furious mob to launch an arson attack on a Turin Roma camp has admitted to police that she invented her story. Hundreds of residents of the deprived Turin suburb of Vallette took to the streets on Saturday to protest after the girl, who has not been named, claimed she had been dragged behind a building and raped by two Gypsy men. A splinter group of around 50 residents then marched towards a nearby camp where they reportedly called for all women and children to leave before throwing firecrackers and setting fire to caravans, shacks and cars. Police officers evacuated the camp moments before the group arrived and no injuries were reported, but fire crews were unable to prevent the camp being destroyed. The girl’s brother, who initially backed her story, arrived with police as the flames grew to announce his sister had confessed to inventing the episode, but his appeal to call off the attack came too late.  Italian daily La Repubblica reported the girl had promised her family she would remain a virgin until she married and lied about the rape after sleeping with her boyfriend.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 15 December 2011 19:53

Italian Catholic Church under pressure to start paying property tax

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Landlords: The Italian Catholic Church is said to own 20 per cent of properties across the country, including The Duomo in Florence

Italy's Catholic Church has shifted gears and shown a willingness to revisit its tax-exempt status amid renewed criticism that much of its vast real estate holdings isn't subject to local property taxes. The criticism has grown recently since Premier Mario Monti's proposal to restore a property tax on first and second homes as part of his sweeping austerity measures to help rein in Italy's debt. With citizens being asked to make sacrifices, the church is coming under fire to do its part and give up what some consider an unfair privilege.

 

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Last Updated on Sunday, 11 December 2011 17:20

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