British planters, labor contractors, missionaries and successive Lankan governments kept the plantation workers uneducated for the sake of having a low paid and docile labor force.
His British captors denied the poet-emperor pen, ink and paper and buried him in an unmarked grave in Yangon, Myanmar
Leading a six-member group of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) called the ‘Colombo Powers’ Sirimavo Bandaranaike attempted to bridge the yawning gap between India and China on their 4056 km Himalayan border.
China had sent “volunteers” to fight US troops in Korea in 1950
How ex-colonies are struggling to retrieve valuable artefacts taken away by their colonial masters
How the victor treats the vanquished has varied from culture to culture, country to country and from time to time
Cairo, October 4 (Reuters) - Egypt on Saturday put on show dozens of coffins belonging to priests and clerks from the 26th dynasty nearly 2,500 years ago, with archaeologists saying tens more were found in the vast Saqqara necropolis just days ago. The 59 coffins were discovered in August at the UNESCO world heritage site south of Cairo, buried in...
In contrast to the present era marked by the existence of independent Muslim parties, the earlier era was marked by integration with a national party - the United National Party (UNP)
For a century, the East India Company (EIC) conquered, subjugated and plundered vast tracts of south Asia. In an article in The Guardian William Dalrymple explains how the EIC was the original corporate raider.
September 16 (SkyNews) - The foreign ministers of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain have signed historic diplomatic normalisation deals with Israel at a ceremony at the White House. In an event overseen by President Donald Trump, the Emirati foreign minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Bahrain's foreign minister Dr Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayan signed the accords...