Compiled by Michael Roberts to assist present-day debates on Sinhala -Muslim tensions …with RED identifying contemporary material
Abdul Rahiman, W. M. 1915 Letter from WM Abdul Rahiman to Sir Robert Chalmers [Governor], 1 July 1915, in Colonial Office 54/782.
Ameer Ali, A. C. L. 1981 “The 1915 racial riots in Ceylon (Sri Lanka): a reappraisaof its causes,” South Asia 4: 1-20.
Amunugama, Sarath 1978 “John de Silva and the Sinhala nationalist theatre,” Ceylon Historical Journal 25: 285-304.Amunugama, Sarath 1979 “Ideology and class interest in one of Piyadasa Sirisena’s novels: the new image of the ‘Sinhala Buddhist’ nationalist,” in M. Roberts (ed.), Collective identities, nationalisms and protest in modern Sri Lanka, Colombo: Marga Institute, pp. 314-36.
Bertram, Anton 1920. Memorandum on certain arrests and searches made during the period of martial law, DNA 65/232.
Blackton, Charles 1970 “The action phase of the 1915 riots,” Journal of Asian Studies 29: 235-54.
Brayne, C. V. 1916 Evidence before the Police Inquiry Commission, pp. 28-32.
Command Paper 8167 1916 Correspondence relating to the disturbances in Ceylon, bound and printed by the Colonial Office, Jan. 1916.
Denham, E. B. 1915, [Memorandum on the 1915 riots], Dept. of National Arhcives, 65/229.
Devane, James 1915 “Report on recent riots in Yatinuwara, Harrispattuwa, Tumpane, and Uda Nuwara,” 15 July 1915, rep. in Eastern 128, pp. 59-61.
Dharmapala, Anagārika 1965 Return to righteousness, ed. by A. Guruge, Colombo: Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs.
De Silva, K. M. 1988 “Political crisis and ethnic conflicts in Sri Lanka: a rejoinder,” Ethnic Studies Report 6: 68-74.
Dowbiggin, Herbert 1915 “The temperance movement and the recent disturbances,” Memorandum in Dept. of National Archives, 65/229, also printed in Eastern 128, pp. 62-65.
Eastern 128 1915 Correspondence printed and bound in Colonial Office as892/10/128.
Fernando, P. T. M. 1969 “The British Raj and the 1915 communal riots in Ceylon,” Modern Ceylon Studies 3: 245-55.
Hellings, R. B. 1915 “Riots in Galle District, June 1915,” rep. in Eastern 128, pp. 68-73.
Izat, N. 1915 “Report on riots in Siyana Korale East, Western Province,” as Special Commissioner, n. d. rep. in Eastern 128, pp. 121-23.
Jayasekera, P. V. J. 1970 Social and political change in Ceylon, 1900-1919, University of London: unpub. Ph.D dissertation in History.
Jayawardena, V. K. 1970 “Economic and political factors in the 1915 riots,” Journal of Asian Studies 39: 223-33.
Macan Markar, M. 1915 Letter from M. Macan Markar to the Principal Assistant to the Colonial Secretary, 19 June 1915, rep. in Command Paper 8167, pp. 8-11.
Nugawela, P. B. 1912a Letter from PB Nugawela (President, District Committee, Buddhist Temporalities, Kandy) to G. A. Kandy, no. 1197/14 of 17 August 1912,in Gampola Perahera Case, vol. II, p. 36.
Nugawela, P. B. 1912b Letter from PB Nugawela (President, District Committee, Buddhist Temporalities, Kandy) to G. A. Kandy, no. 1258/14 of 17 August 1912, in Gampola Perahera Case, vol. II, pp. 36-37. Also in The Sinhalese Memorial 1915 as Appendix II.
Nugawela, P. B. 1912c Letter from PB Nugawela (President, District Committee, Buddhist Temporalities, Kandy) to G. A. Kandy, no. 1455/14 of 10 October 1912, in Gampola Perahera Case, vol. II, pp. 9-10.
Obeyesekere, Gananath 1979 “The vicissitudes of the Sinhala-Buddhist identity through time and change,” in M. Roberts (ed.) Collective identities, nationalisms and protest in modern Sri Lanka, Colombo: Marga, pp. 279-314.
Packeer Ally, A. 1915 Evidence presented by Packeer Ally, Police Sergeant, Gampola, 28 June 1915, in Dept. of National Archives, 65/242.
Police Inquiry Commission 1916 Sessional Paper XVI of 1916, Colombo: Government Printer.
Roberts, Michael 1979c “Stimulants and ingredients in the awakening of latter-day nationalisms,” in M. Roberts (ed.) Collective identities, nationalisms and protest in modern Sri Lanka, Colombo: Marga Publications, pp. 214-42.
Roberts, Michael 1981 “Hobgoblins, Low-Country Sinhalese plotters or local elite chauvinists? Directions and patterns in the 1915 communal riots,” Sri Lanka Journal of the Social Sciences 4: 83-126.
Roberts, Michael 1989a “The political antecedents of the revivalist elite within the MEP coalition of 1956,” in C. R. de Silva & Sirima Kiribamune (eds.) K. W. Goonewardena Felicitation Volume, Peradeniya University, pp. 185-220.
Roberts, Michael 1990 “Noise as cultural struggle: tom-tom beating, the British and communal disturbances in Sri Lanka, 1880s-1930s,” in V. Das (ed.) Mirrors of violence, Delhi: Oxford University Press, pp. 240-85.
Roberts, Michael 1994a “The imperialism of silence under the British Raj: arrestingthe drum,” in M. Roberts, Exploring confrontation. Sri Lanka: politics, culture and history, Reading: Harwood Academic Publishers, pp. 149-182…. This builds on and supersedes the article Noise as Cultural struggle.
Roberts, Michael 1994b “Mentalities: Ideologues Assailants, Historians and the Pogrom against the Moors in 1915,” in in Roberts, Exploring Confrontation. Sri Lanka: Politics, culture and History, Reading, Harwood Academic Publishers, pp. 149-82. This essay is reprinted as “Marakkala Kolahālaya” in Roberts, Confrontations in Sri Lanka, Colombo, Vijitha Yapa, 2009, pp. 113-54.
Rogers, John D. 1987 Crime, justice and society in Ceylon, London: Curzon Press.
Rogers, John D. 1989 “Cultural nationalism and social reform: the 1904 temperance movement in Sri Lanka,” Indian Economic and Social History Review 26: 319-41.
Samaraweera, Vijaya 1979 “The Muslim Revivalist Movement, 1880-1915,” in Michael Roberts (ed.), Sri Lanka: Collective Identities Revisited, vol. 1 (Colombo: Marga Institute, 1997), pp. 293-321
Scott, Jnr. George M. 1989 “The economic basis of Sinhalese-Muslim ethno-religious conflicts in twentieth-century Sri Lanka,” Ethnic Studies Report 7: 20-35.
Sendanayake, J. P. 1915 Evidence presented by J. Perera Sendanayake, Police Sergeant at Gampola, 22 June 1915, in Dept. of National Archives, 65/242.
Sinhalese Memorial, The 1915 The humble memorial of the undersigned members of a committee appointed at a public meeting of the Sinhalese, held in Colombo, the 25th of September, 1915, — addressed to the Rt. Hon. Bonar Law, rep. in D. D. Ranasinghe, The lion of Kotte. His life and times, Colombo: MD Gunasena & Co., 1976, pp. 8-22.
Sirisena, Piyadasa 1954 Apata vecca dē, [What has happened to us!] Colombo: MD Gunasena & Co. Originally published in 1909.
Thaine, R. N. 1915a Diary of the Govt. Agent, Sabaragamuwa, Dept. of National Archives, 18/46.
Thaine, R. N. 1915b “Report on the riots in the Ratnapura District” by the G. A., Sabaragamuwa, 8 Sept. 1915 in Eastern 128, pp. 250-57.
Thalgodapitiya, W. 1963 Studies of some famous cases of Ceylon, Colombo: MDGunasena & Co.
Tranchell, C. L. 1916 Evidence presented by Tranchell, Suptd. of Police, Kandy, Police Inquiry Commission, pp. 81-90, 181-86.
Tyrell, F. G. 1967. Memo on “Disturbances at Gampola 27.05.07,” 12 July 1907 in DNA 83/1373.
Wickremeratne, Ananda 1969 “Religion, nationalism and social change in Ceylon, 1865-1885,” Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, GB & Ireland 56: 123-150.
Woolf, Leonard 1962 Diaries in Ceylon 1908-1911, as Ceylon Historical Journal, Vol. IX, Colombo: Metro Printers.