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Ceylon/Sri Lanka


These works listed below relate to Ceylonese Trotskyism. The documents are either by Ceylonese Trotskyist organizations or they are workers on Trotskyism in Ceylon. A club sign "♣" indicates that the title comes from the Holt Labor Library pamphlet and document collection that has been digitized by the Riazanov Library Project


 

The Road to Freedom for Ceylon From Fourth International, NY, by the Lanka Sama Samaja Party, 1942

The Real Situation in Ceylon Samsamajist the organ of the Ceylon section of the Bolshevik-Leninist Party of India (Fourth International, October 1942)

The Present Political Situation in India (Theses) Theses of the Political Committee of Bolshevik-Leninist Party of India and Ceylon, Adopted August 4, 1944 (Fourth International, October 1944)

Left Disunity 1950 by Calvin R de Silva for the LSSP

Hartel! 1953 by Calvin R de Silva for the LSSP♣

Lessons of the local Govt Elections 1954 by Calvin R de Silva for the LSSP

Crisis of Local Government 1954 by Edmund Samarakkody for the LSSP

Their Politics and Ours 1954 by Calvin R de Silva for the LSSP

The Failure of Communist Politics 1957 by Calvin R de Silva for the LSSP

What We Stand For 1959 by Leslie Goonewardene

A Short History of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party 1960, by Leslie Goonewardene. PDF version Click here

The way out for the Tamil Speaking People 1963. The Minority Problem and the Ceylonese Revolution by V. Karlasingham, intro by P. B. Tampoe

The Struggle for Trotskyism in Ceylon by Edmund Samarakkody.

B.M.K. Ramaswamy: A Tribute to a Remarkable Tamil Trotskyist By Charles Wesley Ervin, 2008

Trotskyism in Ceylon/Sri Lanka (two parts)
– from Robert J. Alexander, International Trotskyism 1929-1985: A Documented Analysis of the Movement. Copyright 1991, Duke University Press. – 190K in 4 files

Origins of Trotskyism in Ceylon A Documentary History of the Lanka Sama Samaja party, 1935-1942. (6 parts)
–by George Jan Lerski, 1964, copyright 1968, Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University by way of the Hoover Institution On War, Revolution and Peace. – 630K in 6 files

The Lanka Sama Samaja Party from its Beginnings to its Expulsion A review of Blows Against the Empire: The Lanka Sama Samaja Party, 1935-1964 by T. Perera in Revolutionary History, Vol. 6 No. 4

The Golden Afternoon of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party A review of Blows Against the Empire: The Lanka Sama Samaja Party, 1935-1964 by Ajith Samaranayake in Revolutionary History, Vol. 6 No. 4