[The Ceylon Delegation and Progress in India]
Theosophist, June, 1880
The editorial notice of the proposed visit of our Theosophical Delegation to the island of Ceylon, which is transferred to our columns from those of the Pioneer, will be read with pleasure and interest by every Fellow of our Society, Western and Eastern. Its tone is so kind, frank and honourable, that we are all placed under lasting obligations to the Editor. It will be taken as a most encouraging fact that within a single twelvemonth the objects of our visit to India have become so apparent, despite the strenuous efforts that interested opponents have made to place us in a false position. A year ago, the Government was spending large sums to track our steps; now the case is somewhat different!
[Here followed the above-mentioned editorial notice from the Pioneer, whose editor at the time was A. P. Sinnett.]