Ceylon: Music to Vote By

Politics are normally wild in Ceylon. Last week they were even wilder than usual. The world's only woman head of government, Mrs. Solomen West Ridgeway Dias Bandaranaike, who has ruled Ceylon since 1960, when her husband was assassinated, felt upset when her election speech on the government-controlled radio was followed by the playing of Beethoven's funereal "Pathétique" Sonata. The radio director responsible was sent on "compulsory leave," with no reasons given. The opposition cracked that "classical music was undoubtedly too good a sequel" to Mrs. Bandaranaike's oratory, but jittery disk jockeys began fine-combing their collections for...