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Prince Street, Colombo, Ceylon 1942

Prince Street, Colombo, Ceylon 1942 IMG198

Associated Press Photo from New York “Business street in Colombo”

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This is Prince Street, A business thoroughfare in Colombo, Ceylon, British crown colony on which the Japanese made a fierce assault on 05 April 1942.

Date: 06th April 1942

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1. Sham - November 17, 2010

The shot here is not of price street, Its of Sir Baron Jayatileke Mawatha, dont know if the name of the road was different in the 1940s’

2. admin - November 20, 2010

Prince street is now called “Sir baron Jayathilaka Mawatha”

3. Ramindu - July 27, 2012

Amazing!
I think we all Sri Lankans miss the good old Ceylon.
Thanks for sharing this magnificent picture!

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