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'Politics of language' in Sri Lanka and its far-reaching consequences (Daily Financial Times (Sri Lanka))

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by October 24, 2015 Government & Politics

Some historical benchmarks in SL politics Tamil national awareness prevailed from the days of the British rule in Ceylon (as Sri Lanka was called then). The Legislative Council of 1921 of the British days was based on the principle of ethnic representation. This was of concern to the Tamil community, and hence the emergence in 1944…

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