Publisher description for Sri Lanka and Malaysia / Henry J. Bruton in collaboration with Gamini Abeysekera, Nimal Sanderatne, and Zainal Aznam Yusof.

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Sri Lanka and Malaysia have many traits in common--both were former colonies, have similar land areas and resource endowments, and they have plantation and mining export sectors which co-exist with subsistence farming with the major crop as rice. Bruton examines these similarities and contrast
the differences that exist. He emphasizes the constraints within each country's government policies, evaluating the origins and legitimacies of these restrictions. As with other titles in the series, this work provides an historical narrative with which to understand the path of development each
country has taken.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Sri Lanka -- Economic conditions.
Sri Lanka -- Economic policy.
Income distribution -- Sri Lanka.
Poor -- Sri Lanka.
Malaysia -- Economic conditions.
Malaysia -- Economic policy.
Income distribution -- Malaysia.
Poor -- Malaysia.