2 June, 2023


Event: Birth Centenary Of Bernard Soysa – Memorial Lecture

Birth centenary of Bernard Soysa

Memorial Lecture

“Not Sharing Power for the Sake of Power”

(in Sinhala)


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

Bernard Soysa

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    Bernard Soysa, unlike his Trotskyite comrades, was man of Principles. Power and position could not buy him.

    • 1

      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.


  • 1

    Bernard was a true Trotskyist and Marxist. May his memory live on.Bensen

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