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CHINA- Fall of Lin Piao

also believed that it was only under a federal framework that the rights of the minority community could be effectively safeguarded. In 1956, with S W R D Bandaranaike switching his stance from parity of Tamil and Sinhalese as official languages to Sinhalese only as the official language provided substance to the fears of the Federal Party leaders as was evident in the election results of 1956: the Federal Party bagged 10 out of 16 seats in Tamil majority areas and since then has been maintaining its dominant position in 'Ceylon Tamil' politics, 24 India, Lok Sabha Debates, Vol 55,

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