Ceylon: Delayed Revolt

On a green island set in a blue sea, Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike, 44, the world's first and only female Prime Minister, was plunged deep in political strife.

In the seaport of Jaffna, an angry mob of 3,000 Tamils, a linguistic and religious minority, battled police in protest against the substitution of Singhalese for English as Ceylon's official language. There were other problems. Mrs. Bandaranaike had been confronted with a sitdown strike when she forced the nationalization of 700 Roman Catholic schools. Opposition parties in Parliament offered a motion of no confidence, hoping...

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