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”

Industrial Apartheid in Sri Lanka

The ee Archive: eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” Industrial Apartheid in Sri Lanka e-Con e-News 16-22 August 2020 “The first freedom of the press is not to be a business” Blackout is a Whiteout! • Wimalasurendra & Early Nationalism • Philip’s 1958 Agricultural Plan • US Boots for US markets •Continue reading “Industrial Apartheid in Sri Lanka”

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