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Communist Party convention concluded

Aug 29, 2010 11:50:47 AM - itnnews.lk

The 19th Convention of the Sri Lanka Communist Party was successfully concluded. The convention was inaugurated on Friday.

It was inaugurated at the Shalika Hall in Colombo with the participation of representatives of political parties and other dignitaries. The Communist Party was launched in 1943 by a group of individuals who held leftist views. Dr. S.A. Wickramasinghe became the leader of the party. The Communist Party joined leftist political groups on several occasions to create progressive governments. It carried out a continuous struggle to uplift the underprivileged and to create a political system that fulfils the aspirations of the people. The current political environment in the country as well as its future was discussed at this convention.