Birth centenary of Bernard Soysa
“Not Sharing Power for the Sake of Power”
Prof. Sarath Wijesuriya
University of Colombo
at 4.30 pm, Thursday, 20 March 2014
Venue: Sri Lanka Foundation Institute
Chair: Prof. Narada Warnasuriya
You are cordially invited.
Bernard Soysa Commemoration Committee
Nathan / March 19, 2014
Bernard Soysa, unlike his Trotskyite comrades, was man of Principles. Power and position could not buy him.
Senguttuvan / March 19, 2014
A gentleman to the core – politics did not seduce him to do the wrong thing to accumulate filthy lucre. He did not own a car when I used to call on him – with mutual friends. There were times he did not have money to colour-wash his Havelock Road home in Colombo. Those were days of principled politics. Even when the LSSP joined Mrs. B’s Cabinet – a move brokered by T.B. Ilangaratne I felt, in talking to him, he was not entirely satisfied with old LSSP principles being sacrificed. I, of course, agree the times – they were a-changing (Dylan) We will never see the giants of Left politics like Bernard again.
Bensen Burner / March 19, 2014
Bernard was a true Trotskyist and Marxist. May his memory live on.Bensen