P. Ramanathan

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Tamil man who might have changed the fate of the tamils but failed

The path to Independence With the surrender of the Kandyan kingdom to the British in 1815, Sri Lanka lost her independence. The last king, Sri Wickrema Rajasinghe was deposed and the Kandyan kingdom was vested in the sovereign of the British Empire. Earlier, in 1796, the British had taken over the maritime provinces or low country areas from the Dutch and the British administration in Madras administered these provinces. The country became a Crown Colony on 1 January 1802, which meant that the country was to be ruled directly by what was then known as the


Posted February 4, 2004