SS5 - Ceylon Newspaper Limited/ The Sutantiran

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UTSC 014-S2-SS5


Ceylon Newspaper Limited/ The Sutantiran


  • 1940, 1946-48, 1950-1954, 1956, 1958-1959, 1961, 1964-1977, 1983-1984 (Creation)

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7 cm of textual records

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Ceylon Newspapers Ltd. was registered as a company in 1946, with Chelvanayakam being one of the directors. From 1947 to 1983 it published the Tamil paper The Sutantiran. There was a brief pause from 2 June 1958 to 20 October 1958 when the Government closed the press under emergency powers.

Subseries contains account statements, memos, reports, and correspondence regarding the newspaper.

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Some material may be restricted due to privacy. 

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  • English
  • Tamil

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  • English
  • Tamil


  • Latin
  • Tamil


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