The Revolutionary Communist League, predecessor to the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), was founded on the program and perspective of socialist internationalism that the Lanka Sama Samaja Party, which claimed to be a Trotskyist party, had betrayed by entering a bourgeois government 1964.
Wije Dias is a member of the international editorial board of the World Socialist Web Site, and the general secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka). He was a founding member of the Revolutionary Communist League, the forerunner of the Socialist Equality Party of Sri Lanka, which was formed in 1968 to fight for the principles of international socialism. He has devoted more than half a century to the struggle for the emancipation of the working class.
In his greetings, David North reviewed the significance of the more than 50-year struggle for revolutionary internationalism waged by Wije Dias, the leader of the SEP in Sri Lanka.