I stumbled upon a few articles from the 1950's and 1960's in The Tablet, a Catholic journal that make for some fascinating reading.
I came across these when trying to research the subject of the Nursing Sisters or the Service Nuns who used to nurse the sick in the hospitals. My mother claims they were a selfless group, dedicated to care for the sick. They did not see nursing a profession, but a vocation.
Speaking to some people who are familiar with the operations of private hospitals today, they try to recruit senior nurses who may have had experience working in the 1970's or before, to train new nurses. They believe that there were high standards of nursing in the past, which may possibly have been due to the influence of the nursing sisters.
The nursing sisters were asked to leave in the late 1950's, most had apparently left by 1964. Some articles that touch on this are available here and here.
The even more interesting links on Nationalism are posted below:
1. Buddhism and Nationalism in Ceylon.
2. Two responses to the above article; here and here.
3. Christianity in Ceylon: The Background to the Conflict over Education (about the takeover of the schools).
4. A personal column, (dealing with the writer's impressions of Buddhism).
A much more recent, but still very relevant article is here. It was only written in 2007, just about six years ago, yet the development was seen as surprising and the views of the group were considered marginal.
Now they seem to be mainstream. Surprising how far we have fallen, in such a short space of time.