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A period of rebellion

The uprising against King Buwanekabahu VI is termed as the 'Revolt of the Sinhala People' in the Rajavaliya. The Dedigama inscription makes mention of a rebellion named 'Sinhala Sange.' However, there is reason for this. The king's father did not belong to a Sinhala clan. Because of this, many people did not accept Buwanekabahu, as a Sinhala king. Those were the people who were more patriotic.

Midnight sacking of ministers

This week, 49 years ago recorded an unprecedented event in the political history of Sri Lanka. The removal of several Cabinet ministers unceremoniously by the Prime Minister happened in December 1959.

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