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NDMLP 40th Anniversary: Seminar and Meeting

NDMLP (New-Democratic Marxist-Leninist Party, Sri Lanka), 16. August 2018


The Seminar Marking the 40th Anniversary of the Party was held on 3rd July 2018 at the auditorium in the premises of the Northern Regional Office of the Party. Heroic salutes and tributes were offered to deceased comrades including Comrade KA Subramaniam, Founder General Secretary of the Party. Comrade K Thanikasalam, member of the Politburo of the Party, initiated the discussion. He was followed by Comrade SK Senthivel, General Secretary of the Party, who outlined in detail the socio-economic and political circumstances in which the Party was founded as the Communist Party of Sri Lanka (Left) on 3rd July 1978 and established as a party of the working class, based on Marxism-Leninism-MaoZedong Thought. He paid tribute to comrades dead and alive who, in order to build the Party, bravely faced the challenges to the Party by way of crises, threats and detention. He also referred to key historical events relating to their contributions.

Comrades S Thevarajah, S Rasanayagam and E Thavarajah presented their observations on the development and positive and negative aspects of the Party in historical perspective.

It was also announced that key aspects of the 40-year history of the Party will be published in Puthiya Neethi, the popular journal of the Party, and in the journals Marxist Leninist New Democracy and Cempathakai.


The public meeting marking the 40th Anniversary of the Party was held in Trimmer Hall, Jaffna on 29th July 2018. The auditorium and its environment were decorated by red flags and banners. A banner calling upon the working people to mobilize to win political power decorated the entrance. The meeting started with the singing of the International followed by the anthem of the Party. The meeting was chaired by Comrade SK Senthivel. The opening address delivered by Comrade K Thanikasalam was followed by an address by Comrade V Mahendran. The address from the chair by Comrade Senthivel was followed by addresses by Comrades S Thevarajah, David Suren, N Pradeepan and M Mayuran. Comrades Sasi Nandini and Selvam Kathirgamanathan spoke on behalf of the Organization for Women’s Liberation Thought.

Statements of fraternity were made by M Thiyagarajah, S Karunakaran, P Muththulingam and S Thavanayagam. Mrs Valliyammai Subramaniam wife of the late Comrade KA Subramaniam, Founder General Secretary of the Party, who was unable to attend because of old age sent a message of greeting which was read out. Congratulatory messages from ICOR, MLPD of Germany, CPML (Red Star) of India, MLKP of Turkey and other fraternal parties and organizations were read out.

Comrade Sriprakash introduced the programme events and the meeting concluded with revolutionary songs by Comrade Seelan’s musical group.



NDMLP, 16 August





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