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Ceylon Dry Eyed and Flying High.pdf

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Mrs. Bandaranaike, a Buddhist who was educated in a Catholic convent school, rashly promised to ship the Tamils back to South India, where they originated. Tenacious or not, the new first lady of Colombo is not going to be able to redeem that pledge without bloodshed
Mrs. Bandaranaike, a Buddhist who was educated in a Catholic convent school, rashly promised to ship the Tamils back to South India, where they originated. Tenacious or not, the new first lady of Colombo is not going to be able to redeem that pledge without bloodshed

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Monday, Jun. 08, 1970
Ceylon: Dry-Eyed andFlying High
 When Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike entered politics in 1960, she campaigned on thereputation of her late husband —a former Prime Minister of Ceylon who had beenassassinated five months earlier—and all but inundated the lovely, spice-scented island withher tears. A plump, matronly woman who had served contentedly as the dutiful wife of astrong-willed man and the mother of three children, she was reluctant to run. Finally sheannounced: "It is a duty I owe to my late husband."The tactics of grief worked, and she became the world's first female Prime Minister, servingfor five years before she was defeated by conservative Dudley Senanayake. Last week, after acompletely dry-eyed campaign, Mrs. Bandaranaike returned to power in a runaway victory that gave her Communist-backed Sri Lanka Freedom Party 96 of Parliament's 157 seats.Communist Cells. Though the official campaign lasted only a month, the 54-year-old widow toured 120 constituencies and addressed 250 rallies. At every stop, she denouncedSenanayake and his United National Party for cutting every citizen's weekly free-rice rationfrom four to two pounds, for boosting food prices 500%, for trebling unemployment and forcausing a 16% increase in the cost of living over the past two years.In the face of that barrage, Senanayake's own figures proved less appealing. By halving thefree-rice ration and more than doubling domestic rice production since 1965, he was able toreduce rice imports to less than half of what they had been, thereby saving precious foreignexchange. With a national budget of $500 million, an impressive $90 million goes tomaintain free education right through the university level. Statistics aside, Senanayakenoted that "her ladyship" and her Freedom Party had formed a United Front coalition withthe Trotskyite Lanka Sama Samaja Party and the pro-Moscow Communist Party and warnedthat a victory for that grouping would mean "the end of our democratic setup." Senanayake
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