First racial catagorization in Sri Lanka. Up country and Low country sinhalese ceylon and Indian Tamils Ceylon and Coast Moors Malays Veddas Dutch and Portugese Burghers.
With the conquering of the Kandyn Kingdom
Hindu Polemicist. Christian educated, created a counter argument to the budhist revival and reinvigrated a Tamil identity.
Legislative Council by British with one Sinhalese one Burghese and One Tamil representive
Sinahilise, Buddhist monk and scholar. Racist view of King Vijaya starting Sinhala in Sri Lanka. Politicised Buddhist monks.
Ponambalan Ramanathan, high cast over low cast.
Elite sinhalese and Tamils, Tamil president
Donoughmore constitution is an elitist experimental participatory democray. Must be a 5 year resident, pass a literacy test or own property.
In an attempt to Ceylonize the country, the gove dismissed 2,518 Indian WOrkers .
Soulbury commission by english to create an independent constution. CTC anti british ystem so not to discriminate tamils, wanted 50/50. Did not pass. Favored territorial representation and majoritarian representation.
Created from All Ceylon Tamil Congress. Nonviolent approach.
Political Chauvinism. Sinhalise speaking.
Would have created a fedralist system
Violent left wing uprising from sourth by the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna. YOung educated Sinhalese Buddhists dissatisified eith unemployment and a not socielest enough govenment. Brutally supressed by Mrs. Bandaranaike's gov.
Took out clause protecting minorities.
Opens politics for more radical tamil activists
Because of J. R. Jayawardene the first presidents policis. TULF wanted liberation.
Gaullist style executive.
Detention for up to 18 months for anyone suspected of any unlawful activity. Suspended parlement and extended his term for 6 years.
egged on by anti Tamil riots, Thousands of Tamils killed, many fled. Jayawardene supported the riots, saying it was the will of the people.
Supporters of separate state not allowed in parliament. Kept TULF out of gov.
Singned between Sri Lankan Gov. and India. DID NOT INCLUDE TAMIL PARTIES. Indian Peacekeeping forces arrived to oversee the voluntary disamrmament of the LTTE in 72 hours. Altough India trained them they did not know how many weapons supplied. LTTE used time to kill rivals. Govretialated, killing 40-60 thousand.