Accession Number : AD0648941

Title :   THE SINHALESE BUDDHIST REVOLUTION OF CEYLON, 1956-1959.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST DEPT OF GOVERNMENT

Personal Author(s) : Lewy,Guenter

Report Date : JAN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : 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.

Descriptors :   (*RELIGION, SRI LANKA), POLITICAL SCIENCE, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), ORGANIZATIONS, ECONOMICS, CULTURE, LANGUAGE, EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION, LEADERSHIP

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE