21 October, 2017

NM, A Citizen’s Appreciation

By H.L. Seneviratne

H.L. Seneviratne

H.L. Seneviratne

A bit belatedly for the 25th death anniversary of Dr N.M.Perera that fell on August 14th, I came across a moving tribute by an ordinary citizen. The writer is Mr Sarath Hewagama of Colombo 5, Acting Manager of the People’s Bank where, true to his socialist beliefs, NM apparently did his banking. Mr Hewagama’s letter was published as a Letter to the Editor in the Ceylon Daily News of August 23, 2004. I thought the readers of the Colombo Telegraph will appreciate it, and hope that the CT publishes the letter despite its second hand status.

The article by Percy Wickremasekera that Mr Hewagama alludes to appeared in the Sunday Times of August 15, 2004 (possibly elsewhere as well). The second sentence of the first paragraph seems to have a typographic error, and I have made a parenthetical suggestion in the hope of clarifying it somewhat. As the letter speaks for itself, I am not making any comments.

Dr N. M. Perera

I deeply appreciate the comments made by Percy Wickremasekera in an article recently. Whilest agreeing with all the views expressed I thought that the time is very opportune to insert an individual [example of the] character of Dr N.M. Perera, observed by me.

NM

NM

When Dr N.M. Perera was functioning as the Minister of Finance he came to the People’s Bank, Union Place Branch one afternoon to transact some business.

On this day I was officially acting as the Manager of the Branch on the instructions of the General Manager W.H. Solomons

When I came out of the cubicle occupied by me to observe the branch activities, to my utter surprise I saw Dr Perera in the queue along with the other customers awaiting the issue of a cheque book. I walked up to him and requested him to come to my cubicle, so that I could attend to him without any delay.

He refused and said that he was not being fair by the others in the queue who were ahead of him. But as he was a very busy individual I obtained permission from the others in the queue and immediately issued the cheque book to him.

Thereafter he thanked me, the staff and those in the queue and walked up to his private vehicle which was driven by him and went away.

There is no doubt that this action of his revealed a disciplined simple quality though he was a Minister of State. I believe that this sort of behavior will be a guide to all concerned.

Sarath Hewagama

Colombo 5

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Latest comments

  • 5
    0

    Dear Prof Seneviratne,
    Thank you.
    Now a days ministers will not go to the branch. Even if they go they will shoot down the people in front of them and if needed ministers will shoot down the staff as well.

    • 4
      0

      H.L. Seneviratne ,

      A true Citizen and a true Minister. He Really deserves his doctorate in Economics and Public policy.

      Compare that to the Current Ministers.

      They will rape any women on the queue and even the bank employees on working.

      Then claim they did not commit any crimes.

  • 8
    4

    Dr N M Perera was great man, but in the end he joined a Sinhala racist regime for the sake of power and position.

    • 1
      5

      “Dr N M Perera was great man, but in the end he joined a Sinhala racist regime for the sake of power and position.”

      NM did not join the then Government for ‘Power and Position’. It was the only way he could make his Voice heard, in Parliament.

      • 6
        2

        Endorsing the 1972 constitution that took away the clause 29 and instilled the foremost place for Buddhism! What a price to pay for his voice being heard. He was a great man no doubt but ultimately betrayed the Tamils and other minorities who embraced the LSSP warmly!

        • 1
          1

          Burning_Issue

          “Endorsing the 1972 constitution that took away the clause 29 and instilled the foremost place for Buddhism! What a price to pay for his voice being heard”

          Para Sinhala Buddhism of N M Perera overcomes his Trotsky leanings and Egalitarianism?

          What can you expect from Other Para-Sinhala Buddhists?

          They did not follow Buddha Dhamma. They want Monk-Politician Axis hegemony, by calling it Sinhala Buddhist Culture/

        • 0
          0

          Sorry Burning Issue, He did not betray the Tamils, he betrayed the liberal policies he stood for through his political career, with that aberration, abolishing section 29 and making Buddhism the State Religion.He did not stop there, went with a tray of flowers to Dalada Maligawa.

          My foot the man who sang “Les Misarble” and sang “Sa Dukin Pelanawung…”

      • 5
        3

        “only way he could make his Voice heard, in Parliament.”

        So he went preek preek preeeek the preacher belched and farted into Cotta Road High Walled like Peking làipí.

    • 7
      6

      What was great about this peasant?
      He took away our hard earned cash- like snakes and ladders of the cultural revolution.Many of us had to set fire to our own cash.
      That was the beginning of the end headed by kussi amma.

  • 3
    1

    NM’s caliber will not be born again as appreciated by Sarath Hewagama known to me as the first manager of a Cooperative Rural Bank, if my memory is right. NM’s nephew (Dr Tissa Vitharne)will never reach that height.NM joined a regime as Thiru alleges not because of the racism in the regime, but rightly or wrongly it was considered close to socialist ideals he saw. If Thiru’s argument is to be agreed, how does he / she evaluate Dr. Thiruchelvam joining PM Dudley Senanayaka, JVP joining CBK and MR? In the same spirit why cannot JVP join UNP for the common candidate, unless the JVP wants to see MR in power?

  • 4
    2

    It is good of Prof HLS to bring up the memory of NM. He was a Prime Minister that Sri Lanka should have had. In advance of his age, he lost that chance and Lankans lost a fortune.

  • 2
    1

    He is great. We should talk about such things in contemporary Sri Lanka.

  • 7
    2

    I have no doubt that NM, Colvin and Pieter Kueneman were upto a period great men. Then, they gave up their principles and joint government. Most importantly, they gave up the principle of parity between Sinhalese and Tamil which proved to be the reason for most socialist Tamils giving up hope of a united Sri Lanka. There was also the Giridara scandal. All the greatness became flawed when principles were sacrificed for a bit of personal gain in old age.

  • 4
    0

    When N M was minister of finance tea and rubber estate workers agitated for monthly wages instead of daily rate. N M the great workers champion rejected their call and told no worker is paid monthly anywhere in the world. What a change whilst tasting power!

  • 4
    2

    In. 1965 or 1966 a seminar for youth was conducted at Mr. Chandra Gunasekra’s place. One day soon after Dr. N. M’s lecture we lined up for dinner with lotus leaves in hands . Percy ‘ s younger brother late Leslie Wickramasekara. and myself were very close to the table , meantime Dr. N. M. Came and pick a lotus leaf turned back to go ,we called him and offered our places . Very politely he refused our offer.At the same time others in the queue also requested him. to go forward serve himself but he thanked every one and join the queue at the end .So was our beloved leader.Now you can’t even think of a leader of that caliber.

  • 4
    1

    Truly a great intellect. A student of the famous Harold Lasky at the London School of Economics, he was awarded the D.Sc. degree. But there are troubling questions from the period following May 1970. There were questions about how a party that was always broke suddenly had the funds for its multi-storey headquarters after going into government. There were also suggestions that plans of his demonetization (suddenly replacing old notes with new ones to ferret out black money) were leaked to party supporting black marketeers. But Sri Lanka is always full of allegations, and it would be good to know from those who were older at the time.

    The voters (particularly Tamils) certainly had drawn their conclusions and the LSSP was never again to be returned as it once had been. He died a failure and a traitor to his own noble values in opposition, particularly his values when the British colonial regime was hunting for him and he supported parity of the Tamil and Sinhalese languages.

    A proper tribute to this complex man must go beyond his refusing to break a queue. I look forward to reading one in these columns.

    • 2
      2

      It is utterly false that news of the demonitisation was leaked. Only four people knew about it in advance NM, MrsB, the Secretary to the Treasury and another Senior Assistant Secretary in the Ministry. Curfew was declared to bring the notes from the airport and banks were closed for a day or two when notes was distributed. It is really horrible that Cynic spreads lies to bismirch reputations. I was a young deeply connected party member at the time. I knew people in the Treasury too. Only those four knew of demonitisation in advance.

      The Headquarters building belonged to the Pin Fernando – Kusala Abhayavardhan (wife of Hector) family. It was gifted to the Party.

      Some people like Cynic are not happy unless they are raking up non-existent mud.

      • 9
        2

        Prof Kumar David

        According to my elders,

        NM Perera was the finance minister who broke Ceylon Bank Employee Union organised strike in 1972 by sacking striking member of the union lock stock and barrel. The strike held for about 108 days. NM authorised local bank managers to recruit casual workers to man counters.

        He supported the killing of innocent civilian in 1971. Vasudeva was detained for about three months.

        He and his lefty chums drafted the 1972 constitution, the country is still paying for it. The constitution provides protection to Buddha Sasana while removing all safeguards to the minorities.

        During his time as Finance minister, he banned the movement of food stuff to and from Jaffna peninsula. The price of rice soared. When Jaffna MPs questioned him about soaring rice price he was reported to have said, Jaffna women could sell their Thali (specially made gold chain worn for the first time on the wedding day) and buy food for the family.

        When LSSP was sacked from the government in 1975 or 1976, the party immediately found reasons to organise a strike. Felix Dias didn’t have to break the strike, obviously the strike fizzled out anyway. NM broke strikes when he was in power but when out of the government tried hard to organise one. Supporters knew when to tell the hypocrites off, rightly so.

        The economic policies that were introduced by NM stagnated the economy. It was not a miracle instead the economy was in shambles. Those who had close connection to the government thrived on buying and selling licenses.

        Entrepreneurship was stifled, corrupt practices increased, trade in export and import was restricted and the island lagged behind.

        My elders believe he was a champaign socialist.

        By the way did have a girl friend in the UK?

        • 2
          1

          You are correct NV. At the time leader’s children were at Sobourne and Oxford, while the poor mortals from countryside working or studying in the capital city had to go with no rice meals, no lentils (parippu), no sugar in tea and no poplin or any other cloth to wear. A period of an utter devastation.

          • 4
            0

            paul

            Was it a golden age of hakkuru and kate?

        • 1
          0

          Thanks Native Vedda. I did not know these facts. So NM is like most of the lefties & the Mahinda Rajapakse who went to Geneva many years ago(of course not exact comparison)for human rights and then responsible for murdering thousands of Tamils and other attrocities

          • 4
            0

            Anpu

            I am sure Prof Kumar David is in a good position to be able to shed more light on the other side of Sri Lankan lefties.

            Local independent cooperative societies were merged and turned into Multi Purpose Cooperatives when NM was the finance minister. You would have thought it was a good move. No it wasn’t. These new Multi purposes were the extension of local party branch, a source of employment for party supporters, resources (vehicles)were used as if the party owned chattels, corruption never challenged because party appointed mangers and staff, most of the societies were loss making, ………….

            I have to find out from Elders what NM and his lefty chums did to reverse Sinhala only language act after 1956, or indeed in 1972.

  • 0
    0

    An organized man, an organising man & an orgaized man~@~

  • 0
    1

    An organized man, an organsing man & an organization man ~ That Was NM.

  • 3
    0

    Why not we remember NM of Giridara Mills fame who fought for the down trodden of this country as most Leftists did, being the Architect of the famous 21 Demands and being responsible for the Strikes starting with the Port’s hartal in ’53 and the continuous Strikes in the country. Dressed in tie and coat, smoking a pipe, he never tried to deceive the masses with his attire, to show he was one of them as the other Leftists did with the Wavul Suit. Once he became a Minister, the 21 Demands just fizzled out. These were the supposed Golden brains that ruined this country, who thrived on the sweat and blood of the Poor for a while, until they were thrown out lot stock and barrel in the end by the poor workers themselves.

  • 3
    1

    Why not we remember NM Perera of Giridara Mills fame, the staunch Leftist the Architect of the 21 Demands who pioneered many a strike in the country after the famous Port hartal, almost paralysing the economy and the country for many years. Once he became the Finance Minister in the Kitchen Cabinet, his 21 Demands just fizzled out. NM dressed in Coat and tie, smoking a Stevenson pipe, never bluffed with his attire as other Laftists did, wearing the Wavul Suit. These were the supposed Golden Brains that the Leftists boasted, who came into power over the sweat and blood of the poor working masses, who ultimately rejected them lock stock and barrel. Thanks to such Leftists this country and the economy was ruined by them, never allowing any govt to conduct a peaceful development process since Independence.

  • 5
    0

    He is a man who gave up his principles, joined the Government as Minister of Finance and also let the Tamils down.
    I have no regard for such people. I have the highest regard for the late Mr Edmond Samarakody who never gave up his principles for position and filthy lucre.

    • 3
      0

      I agree with Leon. There were men like Edmund Samarakoddy and Bala Tampoe but the left movement had become a rump after NM, Colvin and Pieter Kueneman had turned coats. That was a tragedy for Sri Lanka. They did this for personal advantage and therefore cannot be called great. I also agree that waiting in a queue is admirable manners but does not show greatness. He may just be showing off. Both NM and Colvin did a lot of grandstanding. Also, a DSc, which someone mentions, is a higher doctorate in science.I don’t think NM had it. More likely a PhD. Not that it makes a difference but let us not lionize people for the wrong reasons.

      • 0
        0

        NM Perera was awarded a PhD for his thesis on the Constitution of the German Weimar Republic, at London School of Economics.

        A further comparative study, of the Constitutions of the UK, United States, France and Germany, won him a DSc from the University of London.

        At the time NM was the only person in Sri Lanka to hold the degree of Doctor of Science.

        Comparative merits of those degrees: – PhD: Basic research
        DSc: Applied research

        • 0
          1

          [Edited out]

  • 2
    0

    NM and the LSSP English-speaking crowd were part of the black-whites in Ceylon.

    They and Marxists treated Buddhist monks as their enemies and did not respect Buddhism.

    There was a caste issue with LSSP as most were from “Lower Castes.”

    They preached Bangaweva politics and JVP followed it to an extreme in 1971 and 1988.

    Since we have to tell these facts it is better that we forget about NM and others like him.

    Of course, they were not like the dogs and donkeys we now have as ministers and MPs

  • 1
    0

    We often miss the cultural aspect which divides people like NM,Colvin, Bernard etc from present day men like MR,Basil, Jayaratne and even Ranil . The former group studied in English and had absorbed western values. So they understood principals like integrity,queue system , sickening family bandyism and not living off State funds.Thanks to Bandarnayake policies now we have a education in local languages and leaders who think in those languages. All their values are based on what the local cultures can give. The result is in front of our eyes. By the way when will Duminda Silva become the president of the country ? He will be a true representative of Mahinda Chinthana values ! Even Ranil who is dragging the UNP to hell is a typical sinhala mind only that he can speak english. Otherwise he is a typical Brahmin type know all who will not accept responsibility for any disaster.

  • 2
    0

    As a member of the cabinet of of the Sirimao Bandaranayake regime that came to power in 1970, NM bore his part of collective responsibility for the ill-conceived republican constitution introduced by their party to the island, abandoning the protections that its predecessor had for the ethnic minorities. The same Sirimavo-led coalition government introduced the notorious “Janatha Committees” (People’s Committees)which were the local version of the Soviets which were born out of the Russian revolution and its now history what they were used for: they were used mainly for stifling democratic political dissent. Ultimately the Janatha Committees came to symbolize corruption at grassroots level. Then, at the LSSP’s urging, the government of the day nationalized the country’s plantation industry and appointed political stooges and relatives as superintendents to run the plantations and they in fact lined their owned pockets and ruined the industry. Small wonder, Chandrika – Sirimao’s daughter – ultimately had to denationalize the plantations. Then, NM and his party started another deleterious practice – they conveniently used the state banks, the JEDB, the SPC and the CTB etc as places to employ their party members, friends and relatives in, not forgetting the notorious nationalization the Lake House and banning the “Davasa” newspaper.

  • 5
    2

    Mr.Seniveratne,

    What a fitting tribute by an employee of the Bank to a man refusing to JUMP the QUEUE despite his privilege position. But I like to pay my tribute by inviting the rest of the 20 Million to go to a cliff and Jump and save Sinhala Lanka from the impending disaster.

    • 2
      4

      Kali, international Terrorist Jati Thonduva, (Jaffna Tamil) Porriki Passa,

      Transexual Tamil EEELAM go on attacking Lungi Swamy he will have you all down the drain pipe from the west- on identity theftb issues, drug smuggling gun trotting to corner shops?

      Way to Go?~゜・_・゜~  ~゜・_・゜~  ~゜・_・゜~ 

  • 0
    0

    Most political leaders everywhere are a combination of good and bad. It depends on who is making the judgement and in what context. Unlike
    today’s uneducated dirt in Parliament, NM was a brilliant Parliamentarian and debater. He kept the Govt in power in its toes with his regular incisive and forensic scrutiny. Those were the days when reference to Erskine May was common in the house – brimming with men of deep education and knowledge. Today, beginning with the President, almost all of the men and women in Parliament will neither know if Erskine May was man, woman, animal or thing – exceptions being Dr. G.L. Peiris, Sarath Amunugama and a few others.

    Doubtless, NM and the LSSP jettisoning their much principled stand for parity for the Tamil language and justice for Tamils, lost for them not only their massive support and membership of Tamils but also
    the personal integrity their names were associated with for decades.
    But then, they are political animals and, one supposes, must set their sails according to the trade winds.

    Only a few of today’s movers and shakers in the business community will appreciate their debt to NM. It was NM who fought for the cause of the local small businessman by insisting on a bank for the natives against tremendous odds from the Colonialists then. The Bank of Ceylon, arguably, is a creation of NMs laborious campaign. Until then local businessmen were dependent on local British banks for their credit. This was grudgingly given often inadequately and with the celebrated stiff upper lip. Arguably, it was due to NMs foresight BoC and the People’s Bank are giant financial institutions today. Let us give NM his due for this.

    R. Varathan

  • 1
    1

    When JRJ was asked by a reporter to rate post-independence politicians, he picked DS as the best and NM as the ablest. He said SWRD was a weak leader who lacked personal courage and talked about how the latter would go to his father “Sir Solomon” when faced with a challenge.

    I was never a fan of JRJ but we can look at some things objectively despite NM’s failure to stick to principles by joining Srimavo in 1972.

    • 3
      0

      Agnos

      The Srimavo government was formed in 1970.

      • 2
        2

        Big day 70’s no more hedges but raan thambili watte.
        Heralding the cultural revolution :
        Whatakka gediye muttu sambha.! Ice cream.

  • 0
    0

    There was a photograph of NM Pererea in one of his books, getting of a Rickshaw in full suit to display his humble means of transport at the Old Parliament premises. What struck me immediately was ‘Man’s exploitation of man, which they fought against, being openly flouted by NM himself, getting another man to draw him in a rickshaw. What a Humbug he was?

  • 1
    0

    sarath Hewagama of Colombo 5 wrote about one of his meetings with Dr. NM at the Bank waiting to get a cheque book and how he opted to be in line up refusing to be served differently.

    I too had a similar experience. That was in the 1960s when the Public Services League(PSL) composed of all trade unions formed into a federation to demand Rs. 30.00 wage increase under the patronage of Dr.NM. The President of that League was Mr. T.B.S.Dissanayake, the President of the Government Clerical Services Union and the Secretary was Mr. I.J.Wickrama, the Secretary of the G.C.S.U. When Dr, NM became the Minister of Finance, this League was all hopeful that this only demand of Rs. 30.00 wage increase would be granted without any fuss or delay. A delegation of that PSL went to meet with Dr.NM at the Finance Ministry housed old Treasury Building to discuss this demand of Rs. 30.00. What a surprise the delegates of the PSL got? Dr. NM flatly refused to meet with the delegation. Both T.B.S.Dissanayake and I.J. Wickrama, who were ardent supporters of Dr.NM and the members of the delegation had to bury their heads in shame and walked all the way to the G.C.S.U. head quarters in Parsons Road (if I remember correct) in disgust. This demand of Rs. 30.00 increase per month was never ever granted. Also don’t forget the “Hal Polla”; “Miris Polla” “No Rice Meals on Fridays”; “Limited Numbers at Weddings” etc. during his tenure of office as the Minister of Finance. Apparently our good Dr. NM forgot that we are a nation who eat “Bath and Pol Sambol” for our survival. Also remember how we waited in long line ups to change our old Rs.50.00 notes while the “Big Wigs” got it at their convenience in bag full.

    That is how our “Leftist Leaders” of yesteryear and present day were and are working and behaving. Look at what they are doing today after joining the Government to secure “employment” and enjoy all the “perquisites” attached to such positions. In my opinion, all of them have “betrayed” us and are continuing without any shame. I also remember how these “Leftists”; viz. the LSSP,CP and MEP joined together to form a common front to capture power during the 1960s and could not agree to select one candidate from the three parties to be the President of that League; instead they decided to have a “Presidium”. Even before the elections came, the “Leftist League” was “dissolved” because of the opposing views on a common programe and a common leader. Ultimately all of these “Leaders of the Left” found employment as Ministers in various Governments that were labelled as “Reactionary Forces” by them.

    However, we are a nation who always pay tribute to the “Dead” and let us do it in this instance too.

    This is what the “Leftist Leaders” did and are doing even today. How ever much they are educated, can they be called “LEADERS”? I doubt very much.

  • 1
    1

    Among all these mutually contradictory claims — some of them outright misrepresentions– about NM I find following two staements quite bizzare:

    The voters (particularly Tamils) certainly had drawn their conclusions and the LSSP was never again to be returned as it once had been.

    Doubtless, NM and the LSSP jettisoning their much principled stand for parity for the Tamil language and justice for Tamils, lost for them not only their massive support and membership of Tamils.
    In spite of the LSSP’s forthright support of Tamil rights and parity of status fo Tami, the electorate never supported the LSSP.NOT A SINLGE LSSSP CANDIDATE was able to win a seat to Parliament–or even come close to it.
    Soon after NM moved the parity of status for Sinhala and Tamil in Parliament he was affored a reception in the Jaffna esplanade.There was never such massive crowd assembled to honor a politician,as I recall,as on that day.
    However,when election time comes the Tamils always go for the communal parties.No wonder the LSSP gave up fighting for Tamil issues and let them fight their own battles in their own chosen way.

    Re the criticisms of his economic poilcies and programs:they were surley errors of judgement and not of chicanery.Further,there was also active interference from the international finance comununity to sabotage all socilist programs.But that is another story….

  • 1
    0

    DR N M Perera was follow by Trotskyist ideology of politics since 1935 day of foundation of LSSP. Trotskyist are NOT Marxist, in real term of politics Dr Perera of LSSP, that denied Democratic Stage and Socialist revolution era of class struggle, that was result of that LSSP become naturally anti-National,anti-Marxist-Leninist and anti-people Party stand.

    Dr Perera and their follows are more or less Social reformist that they belongs Trade-Unionist and Parliamentary members Middle Class of Sri lankan society. They ever-never had been National Leaders of our nation or that LSSP very inception not National Mass Political Party since 1935.

    LSSP, of the party, class and its politics base on degenerate petty-bourgeoisies politics is unique features which only apply to Sri- Lankan society. The origin and development of LSSP politics on queue for Ministerial Portfolios, since 1960s.Dr NM was too in the queue for Ministry of Finance since 1964.

    Dr NM politics was exchange between Ministry of Portfolios and 21 Works demands with Sirimavo. R D Banadarake of SLFP in 1964.
    Dr Perera has no knowledge of ground reality of class uneven development and foundation, its ancient history of Sri Lankan society.

    They were more colonial educationist, abandoned national reality and unable to realized bourgeoisie character of national democratic revolution led by Masses of People of Sri lanka.

    Dr Perera mindset was illusion by Parliamentary transition of political power oppressed class from ruling class. That is we call reformism of Trotskyism in LSSP, that anti Marxist and anti-people standard by Leader Dr NM Perera.

    We have to re-evaluated their politics by future Mass Political Movement.

    • 0
      1

      Milton:
      Shouldn’t you get your comments edited for clarity and cogency, before putting them into print?At least till you are able to do that,shouldn’t you leave poor Milton alone? And leave NM and your interpretations of Trotskyism alone too?

  • 0
    0

    Minnerva is a good and clearly a senior commentator.

    If I am to hazard a guess why Tamils in the North did not return
    LSSP candidates, it may well be because the sum total of LSSP supporters there was far less that the conservative vote bank.
    Besides LSSP support came from the castes outside the Vellala loop,
    which, is numerically smaller than the majority caste.

    R. Varathan

  • 1
    0

    Commenters and writer…Minnerv.. DR NM Perera who betray 21 demand Trade unions Workers and join Sirimavo Banadarake’s SLFP as Minister of Finance in 1964. In fact there were many eye wittiness still living and thousands Workers & people who join public rally was held in Galle Face Green for gain 21 demand of workers in some where 1964, over than 50 years ago! Those memos has gone to history, that was what Trotskyist politics -LSSP did in the past led by DR NM.

    Dr NM was not an individual or isolated person, that he was political animal who misled entire working class movement by ideology LSSP-Trotskyist politics, which betray Working class movement over more than 40 odd years since 1935.

    This is not simple matter of Politics of Working class movement that was great crime against Working Class of Sri lanka. This type of act of crime against working class that cannot be exonerate history of working class by LSSP- led Dr NM.

    The Renegade of Working class leadership and its policies by Trotskyist led DR NM and LSSP must take accountability and responsibility such great betrayal.

    That is real political term of LSSP-Trotskyist of petty -Bourgeois politics who serve Capitalist class in Sri lanka led by NM of Trotskyists- LSSP. Trotskyist-LSSP that had been created vacuum for anarchist political situation since 1964,was the turning point of Sri Lankan working class movement.

    Rise of anarchist politics led by JVP in South another, anti- Working Class terror movement came into being; which had been penetrated into Uneducated youth (mean Politically) and vast Rural poor being injected & led by JVP-of PND Wijeweera or Rohan or Attnayake.

    Reformist-oriented Trotskyist of LSSP-DR NM of 35 years and Anarchist-led Terrorist of JVP 45 years both were anti- Working class movements , that outfit of against stage of Democratic revolution in Sri lanka society.

    Sri Lankan working class far behind in achieve their emancipation by themselves without leader of Marxist-Leninist Party.

Leave A Comment

Comments should not exceed 300 words. Embedding external links and writing in capital letters are discouraged. Commenting is automatically shut off on articles after 10 days and approval may take up to 24 hours. Please read our Comments Policy for further details. Your email address will not be published.