Sinhala & The Class to Build a Country

‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 14-20 November 2021 Chief Justice of Ceylon (1811-19) Sir Alexander Johnston demanded a policy of appointing Burghers to the public service: ‘Her Majesty’s Government… ought to show the most marked respect to all persons who are either descendants from Europeans, or who bear any resemblanceContinue reading “Sinhala & The Class to Build a Country”

How England Prevented Science Education in Sri Lanka

 ‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 7-13 November 2021 England’s abolition of Queen’s College in Colombo in 1870 was a blow to would-be engineering students in Sri Lanka. In colonized India, engineering schools were producing engineers by the 1850s, yet this was blocked here. The English thus thwarted education in theContinue reading “How England Prevented Science Education in Sri Lanka”

From Soulbury Independence to Geneva Governance

email: econenews@gmail.com, blog: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” From Soulbury Independence to Geneva Governance e-Con e-News 31 January – 06 February 2021 “Everything needs to be fixed in the context of international standards, in terms of human rights and labor law too” – League of Multinational Corporations in Sri Lanka SwissContinue reading “From Soulbury Independence to Geneva Governance”

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