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Jul 31

Intercon & Akasa Kade - buzz-words in the early 80's!
The roundabout near the first (old) parliament house near Intercontinental Hotel (left) & Ceylinco H..
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Apr 9

The only Leyland Olympian bus that made into Ceylon roaming the roads in 1958!
A Leyland Olympian bus of Ceylon Transport Board taken on 30th Sep 1958. The Leyland-MCW Olympian wa..
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Apr 9

Reclining Buddha, Gal Vihara, Polonnaruwa, c. 1880s by Skeen & Co.
William Louis Henry Skeen (1847–1903) was an English photographer in Ceylon who photographed tea and..
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Apr 8

Vasantha Obeysekera - Story-teller of Evil, Pleasure & Power of Sri Lankan Cinema No More!
Dharmasiri Bandaranayake & Dhammi Fonseka in ‘Palangetiyo’ (Grasshoppers) – 1979 Vasantha Obeysekera..
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Apr 7

Kandy Lake, Ceylon by William Clerihew – 1851.
Kandy Lake, Ceylon by William Clerihew – 1851. William Clerihew (b. 1840), was a topographical lands..
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Apr 6

Port of Colombo was as bustling as ever in 1965!
Aerial view of Colombo, its ship-filled harbor, and coastline, Colombo, Ceylon on 08th Aug 1965. Pho..
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Mar 5

Coconut trees on the south coast of Ceylon by Anton Kerner Ritter von Marilaun - 1890
Anton Kerner Ritter von Marilaun or Anton Joseph Kerner, (November 12, 1831 – 1898) was an
Aus..
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Mar 3

Great-grandson of Alexander Graham Bell capturing Sarees in Ceylon.
A woman separates hanging layers of drying, recently dyed sari fabric at a textile factory in Ekala,..
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Feb 27

Happy B'day Elizabeth Taylor!
Elizabeth Taylor in - the infamous 'Elephant Walk' posing in front of a door with oriental flavor ob..
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Feb 20

The Ceylonese philanthropist who had the most tragic end!
The Reception Room of Alfred House (1870) – one of the most the iconic Mansions of Colombo in the ea..
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Feb 18

Grand Hotel in 1909 -‘Extensively Enlarged’ & ‘in the Beautiful Sanatorium of Ceylon’!!
An advert for Grand Hotel in 1909 by Thomas Cook Ltd in their guide book ‘India, Burma, Ceylon and S..
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Feb 16

Ceylon Tea - Battleships & Queen Victoria - a strange combination!
The Landing Jetty at Colombo – a vintage colour picture postcard - No. 69 of LIPTON Series published..
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Feb 15

Main Street, Colombo, Ceylon 1910.
An electric Tram car in Main Street, Colombo, Ceylon circa 1910 on a postcard published by John & Co..
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Feb 14

British Take-over of Ceylon from the Dutch took place 221 yrs ago!
British Take-over of Ceylon from the Dutch took place 221 yrs ago on 14th Feb 1796 when the Dutch f..
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Dec 4

Three iconic buildings on-a-row
The Dutch Reformed Church on left, Dutch Administrator’s and Assistant’s quarters (and subsequently ..
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Nov 28

Mount Lavinia Hotel as it was seen in early 1900's.
Mount Lavinia Hotel - probably around 1900 - 1920. ..
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Nov 26

A friendship that went beyond a Havana Cigar
The then Cuban President Fidel Castro warmly greets former Sri Lankan president His Excellency J. R...
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Nov 26

A friendship that went beyond a Havana Cigar
The then Cuban President Fidel Castro warmly greets former Sri Lankan president His Excellency J. R...
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Nov 25

Kandy Lake – a Watercolor by Andrew Nicholls 1848
Though titled ‘A river in Ceylon’ it depicts the Kandy Lake where the Temple of the Tooth could be s..
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Nov 24

Kandy Market in the 70's
Kandy Market in the 70's..
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Nov 21

When a Nazi Filmmaker shot a movie in Ceylon!
A scene from ‘Die Blonde Frau des Maharadscha’ or ‘The Maharaja’s Blonde’ which was shot in Ceylon &..
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Nov 21

A Fruit Market in Colombo, Ceylon. circa 1920
A Fruit Market in Colombo, Ceylon captured amidst a voyage to China & Japan. circa 1920..
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Nov 20

Wimal Kumara de Costa in Ahas Gauwa {1974)
Wimal Kumara de Costa in Ahas Gauwa {1974) with Amarasiri Kalansuriya & Wijeya Kumaratunga.
Wim..
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Nov 19

Kandy Rest House almost 100 yrs ago!
Rest House near Kandy 1920..
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Nov 18

The Water Cart in Ceylon
Ceylonese natives watching the arrival of the water cart, used to douse the dusty roads when the wea..
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Nov 17

Pavilion of Ceylon or Pavillon du Ceylan in Expo 67 at Montreal, Quebec, Canada
The Ceylon Pavilion drew its architectural inspiration from one of the greatest treasures of the cou..
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Nov 16

A Cashew Nut Seller on the way to Kandy - 1961.
A Cashew Nut Seller on the way to Kandy - 1961. Published by Ceylon Pictorials...
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Nov 15

England has been drinking 4 millions liquid gallons of Indian & Ceylon Tea daily at the turn of the 20th Century!
An original 1895 black and white print ad for Appleton's Tea India and Ceylon by the Tapir brand and..
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Nov 15

When Kankesanturai was a centre-of-attraction in watching the enemy during WWII
Airmen of the Photographic Section unload muff-covered Type F.24 aerial cameras from the back of a t..
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Nov 13

Thriving by 'Human-Circus' - showcasing animals & natives of their Colonies!
A poster for the Hagenbeck’s Ceylonese Exhibition, held at the Royal Agricultural Hall, Islington du..
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Nov 13

When Funeral Coaches were sold around 6 lakhs
An advert published in Silumina on 07th Nov 1993 for Funeral Coaches imported from USA & Australia f..
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Nov 12

View near Point de Galle, Ceylon By Henry Salt (1780-1827) & Engraver Daniell Havell (1785-1826)
Henry Salt (1780-1827) - artist, traveller, diplomat and collector of antiquities, was born at Lichf..
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Nov 12

Amaradeva - ‘Sri Lanka’s maestro of classics’
Late Pundit W D Amaradeva from an vinyl LP album cover titled – Amaradeva - Sri Lanka's maestro of c..
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Nov 12

The time when ex-presidents’ vehicles were auctioned-off publicly in Sri Lanka
A news report in Ceylon Daily News published in 1992 about former president J R Jayewardene 's Daiml..
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Nov 11

A Singhalese Man in 1920’s
A Singhalese Man with an umbrella, Colombo, Ceylon in 1920’s by Platé, Colombo..
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Nov 10

Lakehouse Junction, Colombo, Sri Lanka in 1970's
Lakehouse Junction, Colombo, Sri Lanka in late 1970's. Regal Theatre & the Regent building could be ..
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Nov 4

Amaradeva & Jothi – Two of the most iconic personas of Sri Lankan Music
Undated picture of late Pundit W D Amaradeva & legendary Sri Lankan singer H R Jothipala. Popular ly..
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Nov 4

Of Legendary Musicians & Statesmen…
Late Pundith Amaradeva meeting late President J R Jayewardene at his Ward Place residence Braemar in..
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Nov 3

‘Amaradeva - Lakata Pipuna Kusuma’(the flower that blossomed to the nation)
Late Pundit W D Amaradeva from an vinyl LP album cover titled – ‘ Amaradeva - Pipena Kusuma by Tha..
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Nov 3

Goodbye Maestro!
Late Pundit W D Amaradeva – probably in late 1970’s or early 1980’s in studios of Radio Ceylon..
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Oct 22

Menik Kurukulasuriya as Madu in ‘Landuni Oba Devaganaki’ (1994)
Menik Kurukulasuriya as Madu in ‘Landuni Oba Devaganaki’ (1994), the 784th movie in the passage of S..
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Sep 25

Day-of-the-Slain(ed)
Today 26th of September is the 57th anniversary of the assassination of the late Prime Minister of C..
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Sep 18

152nd birth anniversary of Anagarika Dharmapala
152nd birth anniversary of Anagarika Dharmapala (17 September 1864 – 29 April 1933) fell on 17th Sep..
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Sep 17

Bold & the Bhikkhunis
Today – 17th of Sept marks the 110th birth anniversary of former President J R Jayewardene. Here - a..
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Sep 16

Flight to Refuge of Tranquility
Sri Maha Bodhi or The Sacred Bo Tree Gateway on the west side, and second flight of steps leading fr..
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Sep 12

Laid-back hustle n' bustle of 1880’s Colombo
1880’s Street scene of Colombo, Ceylon with bullock carts and pedestrians with different styles of u..
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Sep 10

Airlanka - 'A Taste of Paradise' that began 37yrs ago
It was couple of days ago on 01st Sept - 37 yrs ago, Airlanka’s inaugural flight took to the skies i..
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Aug 9

Ceylon is "Good morning, Darling."
An advert for Ceylon Tea published in the May 1970 edition of ‘Woman and Home’. ‘Woman and Home’ is ..
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Aug 5

Best of Art amidst the Best of Sri Lankan Hospitality in early 80's
An advert for Hotel Lanka Oberoi featuring the Atrium lobby with the magnificent large tapestry - wo..
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Jul 30

To Russia with love - on the way to Berlin - 1966
An airline ticket for Colombo-Moscow-Berlin issued by Air Ceylon, on 11th Oct 1966 purchased by Mr. ..
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Jul 25

Ceylon Calling!
A poster titled ‘Ceylon Calling’ published by The Government Tourist Bureau, Ceylon - 1952..
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Jul 24

Bawa - father of ‘tropical modernism’!
Sri Lanka's illustrious architect Geoffrey Bawa in his 1953 Mercedes-Benz 300 Adenauer limousine at ..
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Jul 23

A 400 year old map of Ceylon
An extraordinary map titled ‘Insula Ceilan’ engraved by Petrus Kaerius in the late 1620’s for the ed..
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Jul 23

'With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come' - Merchant of Venice - Sri Lanka, Apr 1980
Two images of the stage drama ‘Merchant of Venice’ produced & directed by late Bandula Vithanage pub..
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Jul 19

Amidst lush greenery - Dalada Maligawa in the 1960's
Dalada Maligawa or The Temple of Tooth as it was seen in 1960..
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Jul 19

Principal Entrance from East to the Ruwanwelisaya Dagoba by Joseph Lawton.
Principal Entrance from East to the Ruwanwelisaya Dagoba by Joseph Lawton in 1871. The gateway in th..
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Jul 18

Of Bell-Bottoms, Beach & Best of Coconut Toddy - Hikka 1981
Hikkaduwa as it was seen on December 29th 1981. Photo Credits - Chris Jackson..
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Jul 17

Ceylonese in aid of the Spaniards during the Spanish Civil War - 1937?
Ambulance donated by the Spain-India Committee to “the courageous Spanish democrats in the name of t..
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Jul 16

US Sailors snaking their way to hills of Ceylon - 1908
Sailors on a train ‘The Great White Fleet's visit to Ceylon in December 1908…
The special trai..
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Jul 15

A Room that a Queen slept
The Queen’s Suite & Polonnaruwa Rest House as it was seen in late 1960’s - located on the banks of o..
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Jul 13

All about Tom Farr, ‘Farr Inn’ at Horton Plains & NorthCove Cabanas
NorthCove Cabanas at Loinorn Estate, Bogawantalawa. It was Tom Farr, who started the plantation - No..
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Jul 13

If you had a tea factory in Ceylon…
An advert from the - ‘If you had a tea factory in Ceylon…’ series for Brooke Bond - showcasing Ceylo..
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Jul 12

Andrew Nicholl - The artist who painted Gongalegoda Banda and Kudapola Hamuduruwo
The Governor's House, Colombo, Ceylon 1846-1849 by Andrew Nicholl. Andrew Nicholl (1804–1886) was an..
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Jul 12

Is 'Hamilton Canal' really Foolish(ly built)?
Old Dutch or Hamiton Canal, Negombo, Ceylon circa 1911, from ‘An eastern voyage : a journal of the t..
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Jul 9

Kolpity from the Cinnamon Gardens, Colombo, Ceylon - 1845
From 'Scenery and Reminiscences of Ceylon' by John Deschamps from original drawings and notes made b..
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Jul 9

UNP MP Jayalath Jayawardena Arguing with the Long Arm of the Law
Caption says 'Unruly scenes broke out outside the nominations centre in Colombo last week when suppo..
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Jul 8

Serendib - the inflight magazine of Airlanka 32 yrs ago was just as ‘serendipitous’ as the island!
July - Sep 1984 edition of Serendib - the inflight magazine of Airlanka, predecessor to Sri Lankan A..
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Jul 4

San Francisco Call on Ceylon building in the Louisiana Purchase Exposition
It’s amazing that Ceylon had the opportunity of participating as one of the 62 foreign nations in th..
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Jul 3

Roadsign to the Garrison Cemetery in Kandy
Kandy Garrison Cemetery founded in 1817 & managed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. In the ..
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Jul 3

Hotel Lanka Oberoi during the 80's
An aerial shot of Hotel Lanka Oberoi – currently Hotel Cinnamon Grand, taken possibly in early 80’s ..
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Jul 2

Sarees amidst Battles
Women from the 'Women's Auxiliary Air Force' inspecting Sarees in Colombo, Ceylon during World War I..
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Jun 21

Pettah - Hive of activity
Main Street, near Gas paha Junction in Pettah, Ceylon in 1960's. ..
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Jun 20

Gold Leaf - only available in Colombo in 1964!
An Advert for John Player's Gold Leaf - claiming that the brand is only available in Colombo - publi..
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Jun 19

Hospital, Homagama New Town late 1940's/ 50's
Homagama New Town, Hospital prior to development in the 40’s & 50’s. Homagama was one of the three ‘..
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Jun 19

Stairway to Peace & Solitude
Today is Poson full moon poya day, the day that commemorates the introduction of Buddhism to Sri Lan..
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Jun 18

Remembering Dudley – ‘Bath Dun Piya’
A LIFE image of Former Prime Minister Dudley Senanayake. Photo Credits - James Burke. Dudley Shelton..
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Jun 17

Che & Rubber
Che with a translators, his personal bodyguard & a member of the Sri Lankan police. It was 55 yrs ag..
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Jun 15

A Royal Tour - A Royal City
Her Majesty, the Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Phillip during their Royal visit to Sri Lanka between 2..
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Jun 13

New Sun Looks in Ceylon - Vogue 1966
Isa Stoppi, a top Italian Model in Ceylon in May 1966 issue of Vogue UK photographed by Henry Clarke..
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Jun 12

How Galella of Ceylon was going places in 1920’s!
An original watercolor painting from ‘Life and Sport in Ceylon’ by Charles Montague Webster depictin..
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Jun 11

Gregory Peck in Kandy, 1953
Today 12th of June is Gregory Peck’s death anniversary. Here Gregory Peck is seated in a verendah of..
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Jun 9

Dr. N M Perera, the Mayor! (& the first Ceylonese Movie Actor)
It was just couple of days ago on the 06th of June Sri Lanka remembered Dr. N M Perera on his birth ..
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Jun 8

Happy B’day Iranganie Serasinghe!
An image known to & loved by all Sri Lankans of Dulsey Aachchi & Sudu Seeya - played by two of the m..
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Jun 6

How Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque in 2nd Cross St. was seen in 1945!
View of the Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque, 2nd Cross Street, Pettah, Colombo, Ceylon in 1945 taken by Kenneth..
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Jun 5

Departure of Bawa 'genius of the place'
Death Acknowledgement Notice published in the Sunday Observer of 29th July 2003 of Deshamanya Geoffr..
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May 23

A Sri Lanka Air Force F-7 taking-off
A Sri Lanka Air Force Chengdu F-7BS bearing the tail-code CF – 707 taking off in an unidentified run..
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May 22

Kelaniya Temple, on Wesak 1965
Kelaniya Temple, on Wesak 1965 by Dmitri Kessel Courtesy LIFE. In ‘A Pearl on the Toe of India’, San..
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May 20

At the feet of the All Knowledgeable - Vijja Carana Sampanno, Polonnaruwa, Ceylon 1949
Polonnaruwa, Ceylon 1949 by Henri Cartier- Bresson. Henri Cartier-Bresson (22 Aug, 1908 – 3 Aug, 200..
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May 20

Floods in Colombo, Ceylon
Floods in Colombo, Ceylon - an image from 1907 ..
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May 19

Floods in Ceylon in January 1958 & Aid from America With Love!
During the floods in January 1958 in Ceylon, Prime Minister, SWRD Bandaranaike receiving emergency s..
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May 18

All the President’s (Ceylonese) Men!
President John F. Kennedy shares a lighter moment with Members of the Parliament of Ceylon on 14 Jun..
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May 17

This advert for Ceylon Tourism ad published in 21st August 1958 edition of Country Life, still hold good for our ‘Paradise Isle’.
The copy says, WELCOME TO THE WORLD’S ISLAND PARADISE – Incredible Ceylon – where else on earth will..
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May 16

Thriving trade - Colombo, Ceylon in early 1900's
Native Boutiques in a street in Colombo, Ceylon, early 1900’s...
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May 13

What Ceylon, Beer, World War II & Mosquitoes had in common in mid 1940’s?
A World War II period Anti- Malaria poster titled ‘Beer Will Not Guard Against Malaria’ depicting le..
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May 13

Former Prime Minister Sir John Kotelawala - Man of Sports
Former Prime Minister of Ceylon, Sir John Kotelawala presiding over the Ceylon Mercantile Volley-Bal..
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May 11

Aerial shot of an Iconic Building - Mount Lavinia Hotel in the early 60's
Aerial shot of Mount Lavinia Hotel, possibly taken in early 60's..
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May 9

A way-side Fruit Stall - Colombo, Sri Lanka 1973
A way-side fruit Stall probably somewhere in Colombo, Sri Lanka 1973. Photo Credits - Ceylon Pictori..
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May 8

Royal visit to Ceylon in August 1957
Lady Alice Montagu Douglas Scott or Duchess of Gloucester being greeted by Sir Oliver Goonetilleke, ..
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May 4

How the stairways of Dalada Maligawa was seen by a Czech painter in 1920’s
Stairways of Kandy Temple as seen by a Czech painter, etcher, and woodcut artist who travelled to Ce..
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May 3

What was a 'Paththrippuwa' doing in Wembley in 1924?
‘Ceylon Pavillion’at the British Empire Exhibition in 1924 – 1925. The Pavillion was styled to the ‘..
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May 1

'Mr. Tea' amidst Tea bushes of Ceylon in 1959
Today – 02nd 0f May is the death anniversary of James Taylor (29 March, 1835 in Kincardineshire, Sco..
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Apr 30

The President is dead
The assassination of President Ranasinghe Premadasa as reported The Sunday Times of 02 May 1993. Ran..
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Apr 29

Galle seen in December 1981
Galle Market as it was seen on December 29th 1981. Photo Credits - Chris Jackson ..
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Apr 28

Anagarika Dharmapala visiting the Buddhist House, Germany in 1925
Today – 29th of April is the death anniversary of venerated Sri Lankan Buddhist revivalist and write..
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Apr 27

The Swiss Colonial Complicity
Miss Kumbuk - a young female elephant, who escaped Cousins Sarasin’s killing was handed over to the ..
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Apr 26

How the Dutch saw Galle Fort in 1684!
Galle Fort or De Stadt Puncto Galle -1684 by the Dutch draughtsman and engraver Johannes Kip. Johann..
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Apr 24

Wedding bells in Geneva
The death anniversary of former Minister of Trade, National Security, Agriculture, Education and Dep..
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Apr 22

Weli Kathara by D. B. Nihalsinghe
Suvineetha Weerasinghe in Weli Kathara by D. B. Nihalsinghe passed away yesterday (21st Apr). D. B. ..
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Apr 20

Pilgrims at Polonnaruwa in 1950's
Pilgrims venerating at Gal Viharaya at Polonnaruwa, Ceylon in February 1950 by Dmitri Kessel. Dmitri..
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Apr 18

Kandy War Cemetery or Commonwealth War Graves in Kandy
There are six Commonwealth war cemeteries in Sri Lanka, four in Colombo, one in the hill capital Kan..
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Apr 18

Father(s) & Daughters of India & Ceylon!
Former Prime Minister of Ceylon – late Sirimavo Bandaranaike, former Prime Minister of India Indira ..
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Apr 15

What was a frigate called Trincomalee doing in the British Royal Navy in 1817?
HMS Trincomalee is a Royal Navy Leda-class sailing frigate built shortly after the end of the Napole..
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Apr 14

Happy & Prosperous Sinhala & Hindu New Year!
Though the title of this picture-post card is 'Sinhalese beating Tom-Toms' it well depicts an age-ol..
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Apr 12

A Sorrowful Memory on an Auspicious Day like Sinhala- Hindu New Year - along the passage of time for Ceylon.
A LIFE image of Former Prime Minister Dudley Senanayake. Photo Credits - James Burke Although today ..
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Apr 12

‘Ceylon Girls Playing the Tom-Tom’
From Chapter 18 – ‘A Letter From Ceylon’ from ‘Highroads of Geography, from The Royal School Series’..
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Apr 12

Lakshman Kadirgamar - A legend and a statesman gone too soon!
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs late Lakshman Kadirgamar in his youth, probably somewhere in the ..
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Apr 10

The Governor's House with the garden, Colombo, Ceylon
The Governor's House with the garden at Colombo in Ceylon, C. Steiger, 1706 – 1710. Photo Credits – ..
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Apr 8

Sir Lester James Peries in mid 1950’s
05th April was the birthday of Sir Lester James Peries (born 5 April 1919) – the internationally acc..
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Apr 8

Ceylon Pavilion frontage detail. Expo 67, Montréal, Québec, Canada. May 1967
The Ceylon Pavilion drew its architectural inspiration from one of the greatest treasures of the cou..
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Apr 7

Opening Ceremony of The Dutch Period Museum
The Commemorative Program for the Opening Ceremony of The Dutch Period Museum opened on 10th July 19..
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Apr 6

Beauty on the Beach – Trincomalee, Sri Lanka 1980
Pilar Crespi – Model & one time Assistant Editor at Vogue at on the coral sands of Trincomalee, Sri ..
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Apr 6

Colombo, Ceylon 1947
Colombo, Ceylon 1947 - though bit hazy, one can still sense the restrained hustle & bustle of a grow..
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Apr 4

Gregory Peck in Gadaladeniya Temple at Pilimathalawa, Kandy!
Today, 05th April is Gregory Peck’s (5 April, 1916 – 12 June, 2003) B’day. Here Gregory Peck could b..
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Apr 4

The 1st JVP uprising which is said to be kicked-off by an obituary notice aired over Radio Ceylon in April 1971!
On 05th April 1971 – on a day like this 45 yrs. ago, the 1971 Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Insurr..
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Apr 4

Sir John & pets
A LIFE image of Former Prime Minister General Sir John Lionel Kotelawala with his pets, probably som..
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Apr 4

The simplest hair-cut
A LIFE image of Former Prime Minister General Sir John Lionel Kotelawala, having a hair-cut at his r..
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Apr 4

Picking-up Magnolias
A LIFE image of Former Prime Minister General Sir John Lionel Kotelawala at Nuwara Eliya probably so..
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Apr 4

All the Prime Minister's Men
A LIFE image of Former Prime Minister General Sir John Lionel Kotelawala with a group in his ‘floor-..
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Apr 3

A Statesman & an Educator
A LIFE image of Former Prime Minister General Sir John Lionel Kotelawala & P de S Kularatne - founde..
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Apr 3

Sir John on holiday
A LIFE image of Former Prime Minister, General Sir John Lionel Kotelawala at Nuwara Eliya - probably..
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Apr 3

Sir John on holiday
A LIFE image of Former Prime Minister, General Sir John Lionel Kotelawala at Nuwara Eliya - probably..
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Apr 3

Sir John on holiday
A LIFE image of Former Prime Minister, General Sir John Lionel Kotelawala at Nuwara Eliya - probably..
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Apr 3

Greeting & Venerating
A LIFE image of Former Prime Minister General Sir John Lionel Kotelawala - meeting some Buddhist cle..
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Apr 3

Big Car Comfort in a small 4-seater for the Ceylonese in 1956
An advert for Maico 500 – a small four-seater imported & sold by K D & A D Silva, Colombo, Ceylon as..
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Mar 31

Henry Thorpe - accountant at Ceylon Government Railways & the Thorpe Family in Ceylon, 1905
Henry Thorpe, then accountant to the Ceylon Government Railways (CGR) with his wife Mary Ann Thorpe ..
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Mar 30

A mailman from Ceylon in 1937!
A mailman from Ceylon from The ‘Outposts of Empire’ poster series which was designed by the Australi..
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Mar 28

James Taylor & How a disaster led to the world's greatest tea
Today is the birth anniversary of James Taylor (29 March, 1835 Kincardineshire, Scotland - May 2, 18..
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Mar 25

A Buddhist religious function in the 1890’s
Most probably an ornate funeral carriage at a funeral ceremony of a Buddhist priest in Colombo, Ceyl..
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Mar 24

Queen Elizabeth in Church at Ceylon on Good Friday in 1954
An excerpt from The Glasgow Herald of 17 Apr 1954, narrating the visiting Royal party to Ceylon – Qu..
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Mar 24

Happy B’day Ranil Shriyan Wickremesinghe!
Today is the 67th B’day of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe (born 24 March 1949). Mr. Wickramasin..
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Mar 24

Church by the shore
Church with trees on the shore Colombo, Ceylon, overlooking the lake probably in 1890’s...
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Mar 23

How a Ceylonese man-of-honour from Salagama caste looked like in 1818!
A painting titled ‘A. de A. Rajepakse, Chief of the caste of Cinnamon pickers, a Ceylonese converted..
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Mar 22

Elizabeth Taylor, Elephants & Ceylon - the Emerald Isle - What a combination!
Elizabeth Taylor in 'Elephant Walk' posing in front of two large columns with some stylized elements..
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Mar 22

The Death of a Great Commonwealth Statesman
Today is the 64th death anniversary of the first Prime Minister of Independent Ceylon Rt. Hon. D. S...
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Mar 20

Gamini - A 'Nidhanaya' to Sri Lankan Cinema
Today 21st March, is the birth anniversary of Gamini Fonseka, the legendary Sri Lankan film actor, f..
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Mar 17

Fort in late 1960’s
Fort near President's House & General Post Office in Colombo Fort Business District, Ceylon looking ..
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Mar 7

A Winter Tour organized by P&O in 1913 included a stop-over in Ceylon!
A brochure for PO services to India, Ceylon & Egypt published in 1913. P&O Cruises is the oldest cru..
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Mar 5

Cycling in Jaffna
Ceylonese youth on bicycles in Jaffna in 1967 - captured by a Russian photographer...
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Mar 1

Happy Anniversary SLAF!
A Sri Lanka Air Force Bell 206B Jet Ranger bearing the tail-code CH 557 in-flight probably in mid or..
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Feb 27

Royal Tour entourage at Lakehouse roundabout - April 1954
A LIFE image of people waiting for the Royal entourage at the Lakehouse roundabout during the Royal ..
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Feb 26

Elizabeth Taylor in 'Elephant Walk' - a movie shot in Ceylon in 1953!
Elizabeth Taylor in a pink peignoir set on her first night on the plantation - the infamous 'Elephan..
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Feb 25

Lt. Cmdr. Harry Real of US Navy in Colombo, Ceylon in 1933
Lt. Cmdr. Harry Real of US Navy who undertook a trip around the world in 1933 was in Colombo, Ceylon..
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Feb 24

A Muslim shop in Kandy, Ceylon in 1890's
A picture titled 'Tamby's Shop, Kandy' circa 1890's..
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Feb 23

Pitching Ceylon as a Tourist destination in late 60's
Ceylon Hotel Corporation magazine Advert in 1968..
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Feb 22

'Sinhalese Fishermen' in 1880
'Sinhalese Fishermen' in 1880 by William Louise Henry/SKEEN & Co...
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Feb 22

Buddhist temple, Ceylon through American eyes in 1853
Buddhist temple, Ceylon, from 'Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas..
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Feb 21

The Naxalite prisoner & his wife
Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga visiting her husband late Vijeya Kumaratunga at Mahara Prison..
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Feb 18

Upali Wijewardene - Man Who Would be President!
Here is the fourth & the last part of four part of a Cover-Story & Centre-Spread article about Upali..
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Feb 17

Upali Wijewardene - Man Who Would be President!
Here is the third part of four part of a Cover-Story & Centre-Spread article about Upali Wijewardene..
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Feb 16

Upali Wijewardene - Man Who Would be President!
Upali Wijewardene – They said he was 'The Man Who Would Be President’ - & he disappeared two years l..
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Feb 13

‘View in the Island of Ceylon’ by A V C Fielding
How the Lake of Colombo (possibly Beira), ‘Marandahn’ (Maradana), Cinnamon gardens and Adams Peak in..
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Feb 12

Upali Wijewardene - Man Who Would be President!
Today 13th of February, is the death anniversary of illustrious Sri Lankan business magnate Upali Wi..
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Feb 11

Boralesgamuwa, Ceylon 1936
A Typical rural scene in outskirts of Colombo at Boralesgamuwa, Ceylon in 1936 ..
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Feb 10

Duke of Gloucester in Ceylon - in August 1957
Duke of Gloucester at RAF Negombo (Katunayake), Ceylon in August 1957 being received by Sir Oliver G..
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Feb 9

Elisabeth Taylor & Abraham Sofaer in Elephant - shot in Ceylon early 1953.
Elisabeth Taylor (Ruth Wiley) & Abraham Sofaer (Appuhamy) in Elephant Walk, which was shot in Ceylon..
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Feb 8

‘Gam Peraliya’ being screened at a local Ceylonese theatre.
A Ceylonese theatre screening Lester James Peries’ ‘Gam Peraliya’ – probably between 1963 – 1965...
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Feb 8

Singalese Man in 1880's
A portrait titled 'Cingalese Man' by Skeen & Co. 1880..
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Feb 7

Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Ceylon in 1948.
Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Ceylon in 1948...
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Feb 7

Women packing Ceylon Tea in early 1900's
A promotional or advertising card for Ceylon Tea showing Ceylonese women packing Tea for a Tea brand..
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Feb 5

A World War II propaganda poster from Ceylon
This World War II propaganda poster from Ceylon could be termed as one of ‘the greatest or the worst..
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Feb 4

Talipot Palm or Corypha umbraculifera in Ceylon 1895 by Anton Kerner Ritter von Marilaun
Anton Kerner Ritter von Marilaun or Anton Joseph Kerner, (November 12, 1831 – 1898) was an Austrian ..
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Feb 3

Lyrics to the National Anthem in Tamil at 1st year anniversary of Ceylon's Independence in 1949
The National Anthem in Tamil - in the Programme for the first year anniversary of Ceylon's Independe..
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Feb 2

Programme for the first year anniversary of Ceylon's Independence in 1949
The text says,
INDEPENDENCE COMMEMORATION
February 4, 1949
NATIONAL SONGS
In Sin..
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Feb 1

Independence Day Celebrations 66 years ago!
First Prime Minister of Independent Ceylon Rt. Hon D S Senanayake at the Independence Day Celebratio..
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Jan 31

First Day Cover of First Anniversary of Independence 1949
A used First Day Cover issued in-lieu of Ceylon’s First Anniversary of Independence 1949 – with the ..
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Jan 30

The Statue of Tara - looted from Ceylon in 1830 by the British - on display at the British Museum, London for the last 156 years.
The Statue of Tara is a gilt-bronze sculpture of the Tara that dates from the 8th century AD in Ceyl..
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Jan 30

Orientalist Scene, Ceylon by Andrew Nicholl in 1848
Orientalist Scene, Ceylon by Andrew Nicholl (1848). Andrew Nicholl (1804–1886) was an Irish painter ..
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Jan 28

‘A Letter From Ceylon’ - How Ceylon was described in a Geography Text Book in 1916
A man wearing tortoise-shell combs in their hair along with his family from Chapter 18 – ‘A Letter F..
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Jan 27

Seaside Vegetation & Swamp Plants of Ceylon as seen from Germany
Many naturalists & scientists world-over had been awe-inspired by the amazing bio-diversity & tropic..
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Jan 26

Doo Daruwo
Dias Mudalali (H A Perera) & his wife Sunethra Sarachchandra in Doo Daruwo (Sinhala, ‘Children’) was..
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Jan 24

The Swiss Colonial Complicity
Sinister love for wilderness - Researchers and lovers Fritz and Paul Sarasin posing with a hunted el..
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Jan 24

Colombo - A true Melting Pot
Various Indian ethnologies in Colombo, Ceylon in 1880’s. Being one of the most important ports along..
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Jan 22

Galle, Ceylon in 1860
Ships seen at Galle Harbour, Ceylon in 1860..
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Jan 21

Wesamuni Rajjuruwo, the Devil ruling God in the Ceylon system of demonology
Wesamuni Rajjuruwo or The Devil ruling God from a book titled ‘Yakkun nattannaw - a Cingalese poem,..
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Jan 20

Kurumba & the soldier
A Marine commando soldier – possibly an Australian - holding a large ‘Manna’ knife prepares to quenc..
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Jan 19

Henry Allen Tupper, Jr.: Baptist Minister and World Traveler in Ceylon in 1896
Henry Allen Tupper, Jr.: Baptist Minister and World Traveler in Ceylon in 1896. He took a journey a..
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Jan 19

Post Office Mail Carrier in 1890's
Post Office Mail Carrier in 1890's..
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Jan 15

Human babies as crocodile bait: hunting practices of the British in Colonial Ceylon
Old original antique Victorian full page print titled ‘Sport in Ceylon – Shooting a man-eating croco..
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Jan 14

A Beautiful bookplate in Ananda Coomaraswamy's 'Ex libris' 1920
A black-&-white woodcut bookplate by Eric Gill (1882–1940) for ‘Ex libris’ by Ananda Coomaraswamy i..
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Jan 13

Ceylon Tea - ‘The Best Breakfast Beverage’ an ad in 1911
An Advert by Salada Tea Co., for Ceylon Tea as ‘The Best Breakfast Beverage’ for a family in pg. 124..
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Jan 12

The Viharamahadevi Park in mid 1960's
The Viharamahadevi Park in April 1966.
The Viharamahadevi Park was built on land donated to the..
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Jan 11

The Temple of tooth & Kandy Lake in 1970's.
The Temple of tooth & Kandy Lake seen from the Wace Park in the 1970's...
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Jan 10

Trincomalee in Dec 1947
Trincomalee in Dec 1947 by Mr. Cliff Turner of Hamilton, New Zealand a crew member of HMS Birmingham..
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Jan 9

Sentinal Steam Rail Car passing the Royal Colombo Golf Club, Borella
Sentinal Steam Rail Car No. 331, V2 Class - narrow gauge (2 feet 6 inches) or ‘Punchi Kochchiya’ of ..
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Jan 8

Richard Nixon & his lesser known visit to Ceylon
Today – 09th of January - is the birth anniversary of former US Vice-President Richard Nixon who mad..
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Jan 7

Two Iconic Men
Today 08th of January, is the 117th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister of Ceylon SWRD Bandar..
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Jan 6

Holding Fort
New Oriental Hotel (NOH) Advertisement which is now called Amangalla Hotel, in old Dutch Fort in Gal..
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Jan 5

Pavillion representing Ceylon at the British Empire Exhibition in 1924/25
‘Ceylon Pavillion' at the British Empire Exhibition in 1924 – 1925. The Pavillion was styled to the ..
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Jan 4

Travails of Travel
A Bullock Cart in Early 1900's finding its way through a cart road - possibly cleared jungle for eit..
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Jan 3

Star Wars - A Blast from the past!
Now that Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the seventh installment in the main Star Wars film series has..
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Jan 2

A fireband from the Ceylonese Socialist Past
A LIFE image of former minister & a leading figure in the Communist Party of Sri Lanka (CPSL) Pieter..
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Jan 1

Promoting Ceylon Tourism in the 60's
A poster for Ceylon Zoological Gardens, Dehiwela, Ceylon issued by Ceylon Tourist Board in 1960..
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Jan 1

A New Year Greeting from Ceylon 72 Yrs ago
An airgraph specially printed for troops based in Ceylon to be used at Christmas 1943/ New Year 1944..
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Jan 1

Chalmer's Granary in yesteryears
Possibly Chalmer's Granary in 1950's..
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Jan 1

Gongalegoda Banda - called The Kandyan Pretender flogged on a day like today – 01st of January 1849
Gongalegoda Banda; The Kandian Pretender – An antique wood engraved print taken from the Illustrated..
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Jan 1

Sinhalese Ratemahatmaya in 1875 captured by a prolific British photographer
Sinhalese Ratemahatmaya, Ceylon, Albumen print by Julia Margaret Cameron in 1875. Julia Margaret C..
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Dec 29

Bra Technicians Needed
An advert for Bra technicians published in on 25th March 2001 in Sunday Lankadeepa by Slimline, Pann..
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Dec 27

Iconic street-view of Gafoor building & the Times building
View from Main Street, Pettah probably in late 40’s, looking towards the Gafoor Building on the righ..
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Dec 24

Heading for Sober Island from the Pier at the SLN Dockyards
The 175 acre island elevating nearly 200 meters from the sea level was called “Isle du Soleit” by Fr..
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Dec 24

Sober Island - “Isle du Soleit” or “Island of Sun” as the French called it
The 175 acre island elevating nearly 200 meters from the sea level was called “Isle du Soleit” by Fr..
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Dec 24

Bird's Eye view of Sober Island, Trincomalee
The 175 acre island elevating nearly 200 meters from the sea level was called “Isle du Soleit” by Fr..
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Dec 24

Still-Life at the Garrison Cemetery, Kandy
Kandy Garrison Cemetery founded in 1817 & managed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
In..
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Dec 24

Stilled at 32 - at the Garrison Cemetery, Kandy
Kandy Garrison Cemetery founded in 1817 & managed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
In..
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Dec 24

Standing Tall at the Garrison Cemetery, Kandy
Kandy Garrison Cemetery founded in 1817 & managed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
In..
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Dec 24

Beckoning - The Garrison Cemetery, Kandy
Kandy Garrison Cemetery founded in 1817 & managed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
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Dec 24

Unfinished business - The Garrison Cemetery, Kandy
Kandy Garrison Cemetery founded in 1817 & managed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
In..
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Dec 24

Inside the Garrison Cemetery, Kandy
Kandy Garrison Cemetery founded in 1817 & managed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
In..
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Dec 24

A forgotten tombstone
Kandy Garrison Cemetery founded in 1817 & managed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
In..
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Dec 24

Looking towards the gate from the Garrison Cemetery, Kandy
Kandy Garrison Cemetery founded in 1817 & managed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
In..
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Dec 24

Gate=post to the Garrison Cemetery, Kandy
Kandy Garrison Cemetery founded in 1817 & managed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
In..
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Dec 23

Tea & Bogawantalawa - inspiring writers
'The Tea Planter' by Fanny Farr or better known as Fanny Emily Penny, sister of Tom Farr about her l..
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Dec 23

NorthCove Cabanas
NorthCove Cabanas..
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Dec 23

NorthCove Cabanas
NorthCove Cabanas..
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Dec 23

Interesting Notice at to NorthCove Cabans
Entrance to NorthCove Cabans at Loinorn Estate..
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Dec 23

Loinorn Estate
Loinorn Estate..
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Dec 23

Thomas Farr & ‘Farr Inn’
Thomas Farr, was born at Frostenden, Suffolk in 1850. He sailed for Ceylon in 1870 where he worked a..
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Dec 23

All about Tom Farr, NorthCove Cabanas, Loinorn Estate & Bogawantalawa.
Final Page of a note penned by the English painter Christoper Miers, the great grand nephew of Tom F..
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Dec 23

Tom Farr - the pioneering planter
Final Page of a note penned by the English painter Christoper Miers, the great grand nephew of Tom F..
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Dec 23

Meeting Tom Farr 116 years later!
Page 3 of a note penned by the English painter Christoper Miers, the great grand nephew of Tom Farr,..
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Dec 23

Tom Farr & Bogawantalawa.
Page 2 of a note penned by the English painter Christoper Miers, the great grand nephew of Tom Farr,..
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Dec 23

A leaf from the history of Farr Inn & Tom Farr
Page 1 of a note penned by the English painter Christoper Miers, the great grand nephew of Tom Farr,..
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Dec 23

Che on SWRD
Ernesto Che Guevara and his entourage during his Asian Tour to Ceylon & the Mahogany Tree Che plante..
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Dec 23

Che & The Mohogany Tree
The Mohogany Tree planted by Che Guevara. Behind the tree, Entrance to Yahalakele Estate Bungalow & ..
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Dec 23

Che taking on planting
Che with a translators, his personal bodyguard & a member of the Sri Lankan police.
It was 55 y..
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Dec 23

Che in Ceylon/ Sri Lanka
Che in Ceylon/ Sri Lanka
Che, the two translators, his personal bodyguard, a member of the Sri ..
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Dec 22

Feeding
A LIFE image of Former Prime Minister General Sir John Lionel Kotelawala at his residence - Kandawal..
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Dec 22

Elephant amongst Elephants
A LIFE image of Former Prime Minister General Sir John Lionel Kotelawala - feeding the elephants at ..
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Dec 22

Making a point
A LIFE image of Former Prime Minister, General Sir John Lionel Kotelawala at Nuwara Eliya - probably..
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Dec 22

Contemplating Sir John
A LIFE image of Former Prime Minister, General Sir John Lionel Kotelawala at Nuwara Eliya - probably..
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Dec 22

Ceylon building in the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in 1904
Ceylon building in the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in 1904..
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Dec 22

Stick dancers from Ceylon in US in 1904
Stick dancers of Mysterious Asia as they were called, at the Ceylon building in the Louisiana Purcha..
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Dec 22

Sinhalese Dancer from Ceylon in US in 1904
Sinhalese Dancer from Ceylon in the Mysterious Asia section of the Pike at the 1904 World’s Fair...
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Dec 22

Devil Dancers from Ceylon in US 1904
Devil Dancers from Ceylon. Dancers from Ceylon in the Mysterious Asia section of the Pike at the 190..
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Dec 20

Devil Dancers from Ceylon - at the Ceylon building in the Louisiana Purchase Exposition 1904

Devil Dancers from Ceylon - at the Ceylon building in the Louisiana Purchase Exposition 1904..
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Dec 20

Cingalese musicians as the Louisiana Purchase Exposition 1904
Cingalese musicians as the Louisiana Purchase Exposition describes the performers from Ceylon.
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Dec 20

Ceylon building in Louisiana Purchase Exposition 1904
Ceylon building in Louisiana Purchase Exposition 1904..
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Dec 20

Ceylon building in Louisiana Purchase Exposition 1904
Ceylon building in Louisiana Purchase Exposition 1904..
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Dec 20

Ceylon building in Louisiana Purchase Exposition 1904
Ceylon building in Louisiana Purchase Exposition 1904..
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Dec 20

Ceylon building in Louisiana Purchase Exposition 1904
Ceylon building in Louisiana Purchase Exposition 1904..
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Dec 20

Ceylon building in the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in 1904
Ceylon building in the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in 1904..
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Dec 20

Ceylon Building at Louisiana Purchase Exposition December 1904
It’s amazing that Ceylon had the opportunity of participating as one of the 62 foreign nations in th..
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Dec 20

‘Getting Close'
The caption of the lead image of The Island - Sunday Edition in 1993 October says - ‘Getting Close ..
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Dec 20

Two Presidents & a future first lady
Late presidents J R Jayewardene, Ranasinghe Premadasa & Madam Hema Premadasa at the opening of a Gam..
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Dec 20

Men akin of two different eras
A very rare image of two of the most iconic leaders of Sri Lanka – former Prime Ministers S. W. R. D..
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Dec 20

Checking the time
The caption in the lead picture of The IslaAs appeared in The Island - Sunday Edition says – ‘Former..
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Dec 20

Father & daughter
Late President Ranasinghe Premadasa & daughter Dulanjalee. As appeared in the Sunday Times. Photogra..
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Dec 20

Shelter for all
From 'Sri Lanka Today' - a publication of the Government Department of Information. The picture show..
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Dec 20

A Coin to Mark a New Phase
Caption says - Coin-side of anniversary - A coin to mark a new phase: President Ranasinghe Premadasa..
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Dec 20

'Story telling'
Caption says - Story telling: Serala, daughter of DUNF leader late Lalith Athulathmudali listening t..
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Dec 20

Holding Hands of Dhamma
Caption says – ‘A little samanera leading President Ranasinghe Premadasa to the site of the massive ..
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Dec 20

‘GAMINI IN NEW ROLE'
Caption says – ‘GAMINI IN NEW ROLE - Gamini Fonseka, the good tough-guy of the Sinhala screen, made ..
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Dec 20

'An uphill Task'
Caption says - 'An uphill Task : at the end of the tumultuous day a tired a tired president Chandrik..
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Dec 20

Secret Swearing-In
Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga taking oaths before Chief Justice Sarath Silva at a "secret..
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Dec 20

Welcome to the fold
Caption says - Former Deputy Speaker Gamini Fonseka who resigned from the UNP shaking hands with WP ..
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Dec 20

Lalith Had so much to offer
Minister Gamini Dissanayake on his long-standing colleague. As appeared in the Sunday Times of 25th ..
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Dec 19

Word of Advice
Minister Gamini Dissanayake, Former Presidents Ranasinghe Premadasa & J. R. Jayewardene possibly at ..
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Dec 19

With the company of Best in Farming
Minister of Land, Land Development & Mahaweli Development Gamini Dissanayake, Mrs. Srima Dissanayake..
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Dec 19

Pitching Mahaweli
Minister of Land, Land Development & Mahaweli Development Gamini Dissanayake updating the progress o..
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Dec 19

From Russia with Love

Minister of Land, Land Development & Mahaweli Development Gamini Dissanayake greets Ambassador..
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Dec 19

Sporting Mahaweli
Former Minister of Land, Land Development & Mahaweli Development – late Gamini Dissanayake at the 2n..
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Dec 19

Ringing Bells
Former President J. R. Jayewardene ringing a bell at the ‘Mahaweli Govi Dekma’ Agricultural Exhibiti..
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Dec 19

Back to the fold
Caption says - Back to the fold : One time UNP rebel MP Gamini Dissanayake, who returned to the gove..
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Dec 19

Rasing political eyebrows
Caption says - Many political eyebrows were raised on Friday. It happened when former President J. R..
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Dec 19

Happy Birthday Gamini
Caption says - Happy birthday: DUNF leader Gamini Dissanayake celebrating his 50th birthday gets a ..
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Dec 19

Tete-a-tete
Caption says - Tete-a-tete: Former UNP stalwart and present aspirant to the political centre-stage G..
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Dec 19

Gamini Back in the fold
Caption says - BACK IN THE FOLD: The UNP's newest memeber Gamini Dissanayake chats with Party leader..
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Dec 19

Unity in sorrow
Caption says - Unity in sorrow: opposition leaders Minister Gamini Dissanayake & Anura Bandaranaike ..
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Dec 19

'GD' back in parliament
Former Minister Gamini Dissanayake returning to the parliament to take up the position which fell va..
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Dec 19

Family unity amidst adversity
Caption says - Family unity amidst adversity: Dissident leader Gamini Dissanayake's wife Srima, who ..
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Dec 19

Touring the North
Caption says - Top Buddhist monks including Ven. Malwatte MahanayakaThera and Ven. Malwatte Anunayak..
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Dec 19

Discussing Military Matters
Caption says - Top soldiers of Shri Lanka, Major General Denzil Kobbekaduwa (right) and Brigadier Vi..
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Dec 19

A collage of images on Late Lt. Gen. Denzil Kobbekaduwa
A collage of images on Late Lt. Gen. Denzil Kobbekaduwa published in the Evening Observer of 10th Au..
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Dec 19

Saffron & Khaki
Text for the Lead photograph in The Island - Sunday Edition says - ‘Chief priest of the Tantirimal..
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Dec 19

Lifeline on mid-air
Late Lt. Gen Denzil Kobbekaduwa in a somewhat murky photograph, holding a bottle of IV/ saline to an..
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Dec 19

Soldiers on mid-air
The late General Kobbekaduwa inquires after the health of a solder..
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Dec 19

‘Misty eyes & Choked emotions‘
Text for the Lead photograph in The Island - Sunday Edition says - ‘There were misty eyes and choke..
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Dec 19

‘Janagosha’
Text for the Lead photograph in Sunday Times says - ‘SLFP stalwart Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday led ..
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Dec 19

On the March
Text for the Lead photograph in The Island - Sunday Edition says - ‘On the March – SLFP firebrand a..
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Dec 19

MR standing for Human Rights
Text for the Lead photograph The Island - Sunday Edition says - ‘Opposition Members of Parliament o..
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Dec 19

Blowing His Trumpet
Text for the Lead photograph in Sunday Times says - ‘SLFP activist Mahinda Rajapakse challenging th..
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Dec 18

US Senator John F. Kennedy & Dr. Jayantha Dhanapala
Dr. Jayantha Dhanapala in 1957 (at the age of 19) as a winner of the Herald Tribune Essay Competitio..
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Dec 18

President John F. Kennedy & Ambassador of Ceylon William Gopallawa
President John F. Kennedy Meets with Ambassador of Ceylon William Gopallawa on 7 September 1961. Pho..
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Dec 18

President John F. Kennedy & Francis de Silva Jayarantne, Ambassador of Ceylon to United States
Ambassador Meranna Francis de Silva Jayarantne of Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) is shown chatting with Pre..
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Dec 18

President John F. Kennedy & Ambassador-designate to Ceylon Frances E. Willis
President John F. Kennedy meets with Ambassador-designate to Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) Frances E. Will..
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Dec 17

Ceylonese in a lighter moment with JFK
President John F. Kennedy shares a lighter moment with Members of the Parliament of Ceylon on 14 Jun..
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Dec 17

JFK & the Ceylonese
President John F. Kennedy Meets with Members of the Parliament of Ceylon on 14 June 1961. President ..
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Dec 17

Tea with Jackie
First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy's Tea for Wives of New Ambassadors including Seelawathie Rambukwella G..
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Dec 16

Official Ceremony Marking SQ's Boeing 747 flights on Sundays
Former President J. R. Jayewardene at the official ceremony marking SQ's Boeing 747 flights on Sunda..
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Dec 16

The Wijeweera Family
Late Rohana Wijeweera , the leader of JVP or the "People's Liberation Front", with his family before..
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Dec 16

Grief-Stricken Manorani Saravanamuttu
Mrs. Manorani Saravanamuttu, grief-stricken mother of TV personality and the journalist Richard de Z..
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Dec 16

Tears Of Joy
Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga who swept to power as Chief Minister of the Western Province hugs..
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Dec 16

SWRD Bandaranaike's Funeral
It was 56 years ago on a day like this – on 26th September 1959, the late Prime Minister of Ceylon S..
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Dec 16

USS Princeton Delivers Emergency Supplies to Ceylon
Prime Minister, SWRD Bandaranaike is shown the emergency supplies that are to be delivered to flood ..
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Dec 16

Inaugurating the Dam
The picture shows HE the President J. R. Jayewardene at inaugurating the dam on 14 of August 1978. A..
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Dec 16

J.R. Jayewardene
What could the country's most distinguished Old Royalist, former president J.R. Jayewardene, be tell..