Lanka Sama Samaja Party

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Lanka Sama Samaja Party

ලංකා සම සමාජ පක්ෂය
லங்கா சமசமாஜக் கட்சி
Lanka Equal Society Party
AbbreviationLSSP
Secretary-GeneralLeslie Goonewardene (first; 1945–1977)
LeaderN.M. Perera (first; 1947–1959)
Tissa Vitharana (current)
FoundersLeslie Goonewardene
N.M. Perera
Colvin R. de Silva
Philip Gunawardena
Robert Gunawardena
Founded18 December 1935 (86 years ago) (1935-12-18)
Headquarters457 Union Place, Colombo 02
NewspaperSamasamajaya
Janadina daily
Janasathiya
Youth wingCongress of Samasamaja Youth Leagues
IdeologyCommunism
Trotskyism
Political positionFar-left
National affiliationSri Lanka People's Freedom Alliance
International affiliationFourth International
Parliament of Sri Lanka
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Election symbol
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The Lanka Sama Samaja Party is one of the largest political parties in Sri Lanka. It is often referred to as LSSP.[1]

History[change | change source]

It was the first political party in Sri Lanka (at that time known as British Ceylon). It was established in 1935 by Leslie Goonewardene, N.M. Perera, Colvin R. de Silva, Philip Gunawardena and Robert Gunawardena.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. "The Lanka Sama Samaja Party from its Beginnings to its Expulsion". marxists.org. Retrieved 2020-07-07.