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central issue." Georgi Dimitrov, The Working Class Against Fascism, p 50. (Emphasis added)

7 Resolution of the General Council of the League Against Imperialism, 1927.

8 Study of the Report on the Constitution, Ceylon Students Association, London, 1928.

9 Philip Gunewardena, "Whither Ceylon?", November 9, 1931.

10 Ibid.

131 Ceylon Independent, September 6, 1926.

i The Morning Leader, May 18 and December 29, 1931.

is The Searchlight, February 13, 1932 and The Morning Leader, May 26, 1931.

IA The Morning Leader, December 24, 1931.

l s The Morning Leader, May 18, 1931.

i Terence de Zylva, "Our Duty", The Searchlight, January 27, 1932.

l 7 Quoted in Young Ceylon, June 1932.

i 8 Robin Rutnam, "The Need for a Planned National Life" Young Ceylon, September


l Young Ceylon, September and October 1932. 90 Times of Ceylon, November 10, 1932.

21 Ceylon Independent, November 11, 1931, and The Morning Leader, November 10, 1931.

22 Mrs Doreen Wickremasinghe (nee Young), born in Cheshire, was a student at the London School of Economics from 1926 to 1929. She came from a family which belonged to the left-wing of the British Labour Party. She was the secretary of the Students' Union of LSE, and on graduating was V K Krishna Menon's Secretary in the India League. In 1930 she came to Ceylon, taught in a Buddhist school and married S A Wickremasinghe. She participated in all LSSP activities in the 1930s and was a Communist Member of Parliament in the early 50s.

as Editorial in Ceylon Independent, November 11, 1933.

2 A See Young Ceylon, October 1933 for Leslie Gunewardena's article and The Searchlight, October 18, 1933 for the article by Terence de Zylva.

2 5 Ceylon Labour Department File, T-15, letter of March 15, 1933 and Ceylon Daily News, May 2, 1933 and Ceylon Daily News, March 22, 1933, letter to the editor.

26 Ceylon Labour Department File T-6, Police Report, March 21, 1933.

27 Ceylon Labour Department File T-15, letter of March 23, 1933.

28 Ibid., Report of the Commission, April 23, 1933.

2 Ceylon Daily News, May 25, 1933.

so Ceylon Labour Department File T-15, letter of March 14, 1933.

B l Sessional Paper 5 of 1936, p 25, Report ofFC Gimson, Commissioner of Relief.

2 Ibid. The Report of the Assistant Government Agent, Kegalle, also referred to "the most useful work of the Suriya Mat Society" in Kegalle and especially to one of its members Robin Rutnam, "who made excellent arrangements for the distribution of relief... and performed very useful service in a locality which was particularly badly stricken." Quoted in Ibid., p 17.

a 8 Young Ceylon, December 1934, article on "The Epidemic^ and Vernon Gunesekera, "Malaria and Politics", June 1934.

84 Ceylon Independent, December 23, 1935.

8B Young Ceylon, December 1934.

80 Young Ceylon, September 1935.

8 7 ibid.

8 8 Ceylon Daily News, May 8, 1935.

s State Council of Ceylon, Hansard, p 34, Debate of January 15, 1935.

* Labour Department File T-l, Part II.

* l Young Ceylon, February 1936.

4 The inner group of Trotskyists consisted of Philip Gunewardena, Leslie Goonewa-rdena, N M Perera and ColvinR de Silva. The split in the party on the question of Trotskyism and 'Stalinism* took place in 1940, when the ^Stalinist* group led by S A Wickremasinghe was expelled.

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