Ceylon: Sinhala Without Tears

During her first ten months in office as the world's first woman Prime Minister, Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike, 45, has a record of more trouble than accomplishment. She has alarmed foreign investors with continual threats to nationalize foreign oil companies, and foreign diplomats by her close relations with the Communists and Trotskyites who supported her election. She dismayed the island's 800,000 Roman Catholics by nationalizing their schools. Last week she had to call out the army before she could quell the latest wave of opposition.

One million Ceylonese Tamils, who migrated from the Indian mainland as long as two millennia ago, but...

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