Imperialism is described as the following :a policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force.
The British began to establish overseas colonies in the 16th century. By 1783 Britain had a large empire, with colonies in America and the West Indies. This 'first British Empire' came to end after the American Revolution.
The British used direct imperialism in Ceylon to take hold of their natural resources such as rubber, and pretrolym
The long term affect of imperialism on my ceylon is that due to imperialism, they grew very much economically wise