Peace and Conflict Timeline
Complete Timeline | Suggest an event | About | Contact us
home contact us! rss feed

25 July 1957

Email this event Print this event

Talks between S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike and leaders of the Federal Party: the ‘Bandaranaike–Chelvanayagam Pact’ is signed, pledging to devolve state power through regional councils, to recognise Tamil as a national minority language and to slow Sinhalese resettlement in the North East.


“The settlement envisaged setting up of regional councils in the north and east with powers in agriculture, education and selection of candidates for colonisation schemes; provision of a national minority of Ceylon without infringing on the position of the Official Language Act; and the provision of Tamil as the language of administration in the northern and eastern provinces.” From Witness to History: A Journalist’s Memoirs (1930- 2004), S. Sivanayagam, 2005.

“The failure to obtain a single-merged North-East province left him dismayed that narrow district parochialisms could emerge in the absence of an all-embracing Tamil region.” S.J.V. Chelvanayakam and the Crisis of Sri Lankan Tamil Nationalism, 1947 – 1977. A Political Biography, A.J. Wilson.

Leave a comment!

Comments are moderated. Please read our submission guidelines before you comment. Comments that do not adhere to the guidelines will be edited or deleted.

Ralph Lauren Outlet Online StoreRalph Lauren Designer Shirts OutletRalph Lauren Mens Shirts WholesaleRalph Lauren Polo Shirts WomenCheap Prada Purses For SaleRalph Lauren Outlet Online StorePrada Handbags 2016 CollectionPrada Handbags Outlet Online ShoppingRalph Lauren Wholesale ShirtsCheap Prada Bags Singapore
hdmi splitterhdmi switchrca home theater systemhdmi wall plateethernet wall platehome theater wall platescat5 wall plateCUSTOM WALL PLATECUSTOM CABLES4K HDMI CABLEwholesale cables