මුල් පිට . Traditional Sinhala place names in Sri Lanka and their Tamilized forms.
These laws were in force even after the revolution of 1951 , and were reaffirmed in the legal code of 1963, which prohibited the preaching of Christianity or Islam and stipulated three years in jail for those who attempted to convert people, and six years for those who succeeded in converting others.  For those who ‘attempt’ to be converted, there was a fine of a hundred rupees, and for those who actually converted (that is, were baptized ), there would be imprisonment of one year.  The code stated that ‘when somebody becomes converted, the conversion is nullified, and he remains in the Hindu dharma [religion]’. 
In the meanwhile, many of us have come to sense television’s shortcomings. Educated parents restrict their children’s time in front of the TV, and many households ban television altogether – at its best, television is considered a cheap babysitter to hold a child’s attention when adult attention is scarce; at its worst, television caters to our weakest impulses, glamorizes materialism, desensitizes us to violence, and lulls us into a zombie-like trance. As a result, most people today would laugh at a school system based on watching broadcast television programs, however educational. Yet, that was exactly the idea behind an experiment in American Samoa in the mid-1960s, where the “education” of 80% of students was based on watching educational telecasts. The program was dismantled several years later as teachers, administrators, parents, and even students expressed dissatisfaction with the students’ academic performance.
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