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2.5/5 (6 votes)
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The distressing neglect of the non-plantation territory The other day, an interesting video footage was shown on TV of a scene of two elephants fighting on the Buttala-Kataragama road causing a huge traffic snarl. The road itself appeared to be...
Saturday, 03 November 2012 | 572 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Report | Read more
1.8/5 (6 votes)
History/Colonial Era
Dutch rule in Sri Lanka started in 1640 and ended in 1796. The Dutch were ceded some territory by the Portuguese, the rest came through conquest. The Dutch conquered Negombo and Galle in 1640. Then they entrenched themselves in Galle and started...
Sunday, 26 February 2012 | 4919 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Report | Read more
2.1/5 (7 votes)
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The apparent public outcry and protest about the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) with India has acted like a trigger to impel a searching inquiry and analysis of why there is such brouhaha.  The outcome is quite enlightening. ...
Tuesday, 22 June 2010 | 1646 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Report | Read more
2.7/5 (6 votes)
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1796 Third British delegation arrives in Kandy: king falls into the trap by believing their lies Led by Robert Andrews, they arrived at a good time when King was very unhappy with the Dutch for their desperate attempts to keep the trade monopoly....
Friday, 18 June 2010 | 7065 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Report | Read more
2.8/5 (6 votes)
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The long and acrimonious history of racism has had an important impact on present day international relations. The historical reality, what actually happened, how colonialism bred racism, the stigmatisation of colonised peoples—the "lesser breeds...
Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 1285 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Report | Read more

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