CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction. 2. The Politics of Independent Ceylon. 3. United Fronts. 4. UF Fulfils Some Pledges. 5. The Problems of Stateless in Ceylon. 6. Indo-Ceylon Trade. 7. Island that Changed. 8. Problems in a Plural Society. 9. Transplanted Institutions. 10. Change in the Political System. 11. Workers, Peasants and Youth Movement. 13. The Revolutionary Upsurge. 14. The Aftermath. Appendices: 1. From inside the refugee camp-The horror story. 2. Testimony of a student aged 19, interviewed by the authors in London on 16.9.84 on his captivity and torture.