Ramla Wahab-Salman

Ramla Wahab-Salman is a researcher in the field of history and Associate Director for programming at the American Institute for Lankan Studies in Colombo. Ramla completed her BA in History at Lady Shri Ram College for Women (Delhi) and MA in History at the School of Oriental and African Studies (London). She can be reached at ramlaw.ails@gmail.com.

Planning Colombo

Tracing the vision of Colombo as a garden city.

Sep 28, 2021

Reading the Star of Islam

The story of a Ceylonese press on the cusp of World War II.

Jul 17, 2019

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