Wije Dias (August 27, 1941 – July 27, 2022)

Comrade Wije Dias was the general secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) and its forerunner, the Revolutionary Communist League (RCL), from December 1987 until this past May, when has was elected to the newly-created post of party chairperson.

Wije died in Colombo on July 27, 2022 after suffering a heart attack.

Comrade Wiie’s political life spanned six decades and encompassed virtually the entire period in which the Fourth International has been led by the International Committee. He devoted his entire adult life to the struggle for the liberation of the working class from want, war and all forms of capitalist oppression.

Wije Dias
Statement of the International Committee of the Fourth International
The place of Wije Dias in the history of the Fourth International: Three tributes by David North
Selected writings and speeches