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Event Invitation: 20th Commemoration Of N. Sanmugathasan

Invitation: 20th Commemoration Of N. Sanmugathasan

N. Sanmugathasan (right) with Mao Zedong

Organised By Sanmugathasan Center For Marxist Studies – Colombo
Date   :    February 10, 2013
Time   :   05.PM
Venue: Sangarapillai Hall, Colombo Tamil Sangam, No. 7, 57th Lane ,COL 06-Wellawatte.

PROGRAM;

CHAIRMAN:   S.K. Sentivel ( GEN SEC. NEW DEMOCRATIC MARXIST-LENINIST PARTY

BOOK RELEASE: Tamil version of “Political Memories Of An Unrepentant Communist” Release by Shan in July 1989

SPEAKERS:                PROF. SABA JEYARAJ (PRESIDENT: COLOMBO TAMIL SANGAM

SURENDRA AJIT RUPASINGHE (GEN.SEC; CEYLON COMMUNIST PARTY -MAOIST)

MEMORIAL LECTURE:    PROF. A. MARX FROM TAMIL NADU ON THE THEME ‘ CHALEENGES FACED BY CONTEMPORARY LEFT MOVEMENTS

SANMUGATHASAN CENTER FOR MARXIST STUDIES;
COLOMBO

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    If Shan’s daughter (his wife’s rather) Radha and her husband are out there (here) somewhere, please someone greet them from me and say i wish i could attend, but deafness & poor Tamil are only 2 reasons for not coming. About the last time I saw Radha was when i took my father to her for accupuncture. She wouldnt allow him to pay anything and so he insisted on contribution his mite to her father’s party. When I expressed my (pleased) surprised he said: ‘Well, L have always considered myself a communist!’

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    A committed communist, usually poker-faced but resolute and ready with a tongue-lashing if one were to make a mistake, it was a delight to listen to him attack everybody and everything – usually convincingly. It was a joke those days when the communist world split into the Moscow and Peking wings, when one phones for Shan he would invariably reply “Peking”

    Unlike the cardboard Marxists of today, mostly semi-literate Sinhala graduates, Shan will hold himself with the best in the world on Marx-Engels, Lenin, Castro-Guevera, Hegel, Sarte and the complex issues of dialectical materialism.

    Senguttuvan

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    Whatever the concept he advocated he lived as an example for principled men who do not compromise themselves for political positions, perks or privileges.

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    Shan, a great intellectual who was originally a full time worker of the Ceylon Communist Party for a pittance before he started the Peking wing. He was far sighted. He advised the tamils not to go behind India but to put their solidaririty with China. Tamils should have heeded this advice Bensen

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    No doubt N.Shanmugadasa was great Marxist-Leninist had been gone history of Left movement.Then differance arised Great debat between 1956 CPC and CPSU on Marxism-Leninism and Modern Revisionism,on critizing 20th congress of CPSU,which had struggle against Khrushchov’s counter-revolutionary line.,Mao Zedong unhesitatigly took up 1956 Soviet Leaders. He said ” How much capital do you have? Just Lenin and Stalin.Now you have ABANDONED Stalin and practically all of Lenin as well,with Lenin’s feet gone,or perhaps with only his head left, or one of his hands cut off.We on our part,STICK to studying Marxism-Leninism and Leraning from the Octomber Revolution.” (selected Works V 342)
    This two lines struggle was reflected in Ceylon Communist party since late 1960 until 1963.Communist were split on principle issue, Marxism line led by N.Shanmugadasa, Premalal Kumaisri and many other leading Party cardes decided to take( Marxsist line) guided by CPC under the Leadership of Mao.
    Shan play most certral role fought aginst Modern Revisionism of Moscow headed Cotta road ‘Communist’,until his death bed.
    Sri Lankan Modern revisionst CENTER -Cotta Road-communist,had been abandoned working class ,peasents,petty bourgeioisie,youth,students and other anti-imperialst forces,and its surrendered vital interest, TASK of Bourgeoisei Democratic Revoluation and join Nationl bourgeoisie CLASS under leadership of SLFP. Presently DEW’s OF Cotta Road ‘communist’reamin remenant of so-called Old Left in Sri Lanka.
    Shanmgadasa was stood for working class and toiling masses of people of Sri Lanka.Needless to say he was ONLY Tamil Leader with people of Sri Lankan South until his death.

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    every one noes about A.Marx in Tamil Nadu.He is revisionist and postmodernist .How to allowed to this program .

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