Let us bring out "Aththa" once Again !
April 2nd, 2013
We wish to recall the birth of 'Aththa' newspaper on December 14th 1964, as a response to the crying demand of the progressive forces, at a time when they were voiceless and when the entire print media was under the control of the Reactionaries.
The Communist Party of Sri Lanka took the initiative to bring out Aththa, which played a historic role, providing political leadership to the progressive forces, during the years 1964-1994.
As we have entered the second decade of the 21st century, again we witness a similar situation under a totally different and more complicated political environment, with revolutionary changes in the sphere of media.
The need for a progressive weekly or bi-weekly is more felt today than ever before. This is a formidable challenge. Bringing out "Aththa" back is an imperative task, demanded by history. To accomplish this task, we need an initial contribution of Rs.3 million to the proposed "Aththa" Fund within the next 30 days. Your generous contribution for this worthy cause will be much appreciated.
To make the 70th Anniversary of our Party which falls on July 3rd 2013, we propose to bring out "Aththa" once again as a progressive weekly or bi-weekly at the earliest.
Dew Gunasekara _ General Secretary
Communist Party of Sri Lanka