I had been a member initially of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party
(LSSP) and later joined the All Ceylon Tamil Congress (ACTC) led by the late Hon G.
By the 1930s the nationalist Lanka Sama Samaja Party
(LSSP) demanded independence for Ceylon.
A former student leader and leftist activist who was educated at Britain's Lancaster University in the mid-1908s, Samitha entered politics through the Lanka Sama Samaja Party
(Lanka Equal Society Party), which is a constituent party of the PA.
Tamils during and after the first parliamentary elections, held on August 1947, joined the Marxist parties, such as Lanka Sama Samaja Party
and the Ceylon Communist Party.
Wasudeva Nanayakkara, the President of Lanka Sama Samaja Party
(LSSP) criticized the Commissioner of the Colombo Municipal Council for rejecting the request made by them to reserve the Hyde Park Grounds for the rally.
He added that Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero, Venerable Athuraliye Rathana Thero of the Pivithuru Hetak National Movement, Patali Champika Ranawaka of the Jathika Hela Urumaya, 49 civil society organizations, Lanka Sama Samaja Party
and alternative groups of the Sri Lanka Communist Party will join together and create a common platform.
Since then he demonstrated an outstanding commitment to trade unions and left-wing politics in the country, initially as a member of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party
(LSSP) and later in the leadership given to the Ceylon Mercantile Union (CMU), and the struggles of the working people, across all barriers of community and ethnicity.
There are those who came from the breakaway party of Vijay Kumaratunga - Sri Lanka Mahajana Party, then the Communist Party, Lanka Sama Samaja Party
, the Vasu's (Vasudeva Nanayakara's ) Party, then the Tamil Parties and the Muslim Parties and they all will support for a political solution.
Her father was an Anglican Sri Lankan Tamil from Chundikuli in Jaffna who was a member of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party
and the Government Clerical Services Union.
UNP - 137 , JVP -13, TULF-12 ,Sri Lanka Muslim congress - 07, Citizens Front - 2 , Lanka Sama Samaja Party
- 01 and Independent Groups-8.
The JVP received 13 seats, the Muslim Congress also obtained 7 seats, The TULF secured 12 seats, the Lanka Sama Samaja Party
secured 1 seat and the Independent Groups secured 8 seats at this election.
Other Political parties and trade union representatives representing and supporting the UPFA including the National Freedom Front, the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna, the Lanka Sama Samaja Party
, the Jathika Hela Urumaya and Communist party too joined the huge rally from various locations.