THE SINHALESE BUDDHIST REVOLUTION OF CEYLON, 1956-1959.
MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST DEPT OF GOVERNMENT
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The origins of the resurgence of Buddism in Ceylon following the election victory of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, headed by S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike, in 1956 are analyzed. Bandaranaike failed to control the Buddhist elements who had helped him to obtain political power and he was assassinated by a Buddhist monk in September 1959. The report concludes with a discussion of the future of organized Buddhism as a political force in Ceylon.
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