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1977 and 2017

Mar 20, 2017 8:00:24 PM - ft.lk

“In my youth I had illusions; I got rid of them fast” - Napoleon Bonaparte


In 1977 T.D.S.A. Dissanayake wrote a book titled ‘JR Jayewardene of Sri Lanka’, which makes interesting reading even after the 40 tumultuous years since its publication. The drastic departure from the existing order that followed made the General Elections of 1977 a watershed. 
In principle, many of the changes that the new Go