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YUGOSLAVIA-Tito s New Troubles

liberties has gained momentum. The Youth League of the pro-Moscow Com- munist Party (which forms part of the United Front Government) came out with demands for the lifting of the emergency, for the appointment of a commission on policeand army atrocities and the release of the Trotskyist MP and youth leader, Vasudeva Nananayak- ara, and other Leftists being held in prison. This resolution was suppressed by the Communist Party which is fighting a battle within the party against a dissident faction of young members- Many trade unions have also voiced demands for an ending of the emergency. One of the island's larger [CP (Moscow) ] unions, the Public Service Workers Trade Union Federation (PSWTUF) has started a campaign to press for re-establishment of civil rule fn Ceylon and the removal of restrictions on trade unions. For example the All-Ceylon Compositors Union which is allied to the PSWTUF, while making a list of twelve demands involving the cost of living, wages and trade union rights has also called upon the Soviet Union, China and all socialist coun- tries to refrain from giving any type of military or economic aid to the Ceylon Government as long as emergency regulations continue and people arc deprived of their democratic rights and as long as the Government fails to implement its electoral promises to nationalise banks, plantations, large companies and agency houses. The Ceylon . Mercantile Union, led by dissident Trotskyist, Bala Tampoe, has courageously challenged the actions of the Government right from the start of the repression last April.

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