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History/Civil War
Some decades ago I quoted Santayana’s dictum that a people who cannot remember its past is doomed to repeat it. I cannot remember the exact words. Shortly thereafter President Jayewardene repeated the quotation, and it was much in vogue for some...
Thursday, 05 September 2013 | 288 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Report | Read more
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History/Colonial Era
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 | 370 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Report | Read more
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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 | 2634 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Report | Read more
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History/Kings
Rajasinha II (1635-1687) was born at Mahiyangana in 1612. He was the son of King Senerat (1604-35) and Kusumasana Devi (Dona Catherina). Kusumasana Devi was the daughter of Karaliyadde Bandara, who ruled the Kandyan Kingdom from 1552 to 1582....
Sunday, 09 January 2011 | 2043 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Report | Read more
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History/Early Periods
Sri Lanka is one of the best sources of prehistoric studies in South Asia. Over 180 prehistoric sites have been found including undisturbed human habitats dating to 100,000 years perhaps even 200,000 or 500,000 years. 20,000 years is reached at...
Sunday, 14 November 2010 | 1480 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Report | Read more
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History/Colonial Era
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 | 1027 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Report | Read more
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History/Colonial Era
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 | 4392 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Report | Read more
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History/20th Century
When the future historians write on the political, social, economic and strategic environment, which existed in the second half of the 20 the century and the first decade of the 21st century, they will certainly highlight 2009 as a momentous year,...
Monday, 13 July 2009 | 693 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Report | Read more
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History/Colonial Era
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 | 803 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Report | Read more



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