By Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri
This research investigates the structural alterations in western Sri Lanka's agrarian society lower than the management of the Dutch United East India corporation (VOC). within the components the place peasant agriculture used to be the most important type of creation, alterations within the land tenure approach prepared the ground for a latest approach of non-public estate kinfolk. a brand new classification differentiation emerged and the indigenous chiefs changed into strong landowners. as well as this new mild is shed at the dynamics of caste formation as a result early colonial come across.