September 22, 2018

Today in History: World Transportation Commission

Today in History–April 27–the Library of Congress features the World Transportation Commission (WTC). On this date in 1895, Harper's Weekly carried a story on theWTC's visit to Ceylon, now called Sri Lanka. The WTC was organized by a railroad publicist to find out more about international railroads and other foreign transportation systems. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access more related primary sources."Around the World with the … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Sri Lanka (Ceylon)

Sri Lanka was known as Ceylon prior to 1972. It has a long rich history. Prime Minister Sirimavo Ratwatte Dias was the world's first woman prime minister, serving three terms: 1960-65, 1970-77, and 1994-2000.Sri Lanka country studySri Lanka - Places in the News April 2009Sri Lanka timeline BBCSri Lanka mapsU.S. veteran oral histories (service in Sri Lanka)Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection interviews mentioning Sri LankaBooks, articles and other texts about Sri … [Read more...]