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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 76

Support the Socialist Equality Party in the 2005 Sri Lankan

[b]Support the Socialist Equality Party in the 2005 Sri Lankan presidential election[/b]

[b]The socialist alternative to war and social inequality

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka)[/b]

The Socialist Equality Party (SEP) calls on workers, young people, intellectuals and housewives to support and participate in our campaign for the November 17 presidential election in Sri Lanka.

Our candidate Wije Dias is the only one advocating a socialist alternative to war and social inequality. Dias, 64, is the SEP general secretary and a member of the World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board. He has dedicated his entire adult life to the emancipation of the working class through the principled struggle for socialism.

The cornerstone of the SEP’s campaign is internationalism. The SEP is standing not simply to win votes in Sri Lanka but to initiate a discussion throughout the Indian subcontinent on the necessity for workers to adopt a socialist program and perspective. To combat the predatory activities of global capital, the working class needs its own international strategy: the reorganization of the world economy along socialist lines to meet the social needs of the majority, not the profits of a few.

None of the problems confronting workers can be resolved within the borders of one small island, or any single nation state. Nor can working people put any faith in the parties of the ruling class. Time and again over the past half-century, governments of all political complexions in Sri Lanka and throughout the subcontinent have proven incapable of addressing the most basic needs and aspirations of the masses.

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