May Day message of the JVP
Today is May Day, the day the heroes and heroines of the working class, who shed their blood and sweat and sacrificed their lives in a bitter, protracted struggle carried out to win an eight hour working day, is commemorated. The 1st of May was named to commemorate the leaders of the working class who were assassinated by the capitalist rulers for the struggle they carried out demanding an eight hour working day. Hence, it is the day that belongs o the working masses. Today is also the day millions of working masses together with anti-imperialist, progressive, democratic, humanitarian and environment friendly people display strength of their unity and camaraderie by raising the red banners of international solidarity. It is the day the working class displays their opposition to the repression of the working masses by capitalist ruling class.
However, the capitalist ruling class throughout the world as well as in Sri Lanka use the May Day for their petty interests distorting its meaning and value. The very day workers’ struggle is commemorated a struggle has to be carried out to save the May Day from the enemies of the working masses.
Accelerate investigations against fraudsters – JVP warns govt.
“43 days have gone by since this government has been brought to power. No procedures have been taken within the 50 days of the 100 day programme of the government regarding serious frauds and corruption committed during the previous regime. The JVP would take to the streets with the people if such procedures are intentionally delayed. We have already arranged an agitation opposite fort Railway Station on the 26th.”