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Unformatted text preview: won, but were unable to subdue the native Kingdom of Kandy in the interior. This didn't happen until Britain took over the island due to the Dutch having been conquered by the French in the Napoleonic Wars , and "forgot" to give it back again afterwards. The fact that it produced a lot of tea had absolutely nothing to do with this . One of the most important centers of Buddhism . Also important in Hinduism, specifically the Ramayana , in which Hanuman builds a bridge from India to the island, which is identified with the (real) undersea causeway—plans to cut shipping channels in this causeway ran into religious controversy for this reason. Also had a massively controversial Civil War that has not been able to be fully documented, mostly due to government intrusion . A one-minute oversimplification of the war can be found here. The Sri Lankan flag...
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- Winter '09
- Arthur C. Clarke, Native South America, Sri Lankan flag, intermittent civil war, massively controversial Civil