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Every Picture Tells a Story! Lankapura photo archive featuring an extensive collection of historical photographs of Sri Lanka (Ceylon), photographs dating from the early 1850s to the Late 1970s. Join us to build the largest Sri Lankan vintage image collection & Enjoy!

Colombo Racecourse in Cinnamon Gardens, c.1913

Colombo Racecourse in Cinnamon Gardens by Skeen

Colombo Racecourse in Cinnamon Gardens, c.1913 by Skeen & Co,.

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Water Buffalo ploughing paddy fields

Water Buffalo ploughing paddy fields

A water buffalo working on the rice paddy in Sri Lanka

Traditionally Water buffaloes were used to plough muddy paddy fields for thousands of years in Sri Lanka, Read more…

The Holy Shrine Of Kataragama, Sri Lanka 1966

Kataragama Sri Lanka

Kataragama Kataragama Maha Dêvalê in 1966

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Aerial View of Colombo Docks Sri Lanka in 1942

Colombo Dock Yard Sri Lanka in 1942

View of Colombo Docks Sri Lanka in 1942

Photograph Title: Colombo’s waterfront before assault
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Young woman vintage portrait in Sri Lanka c.1880-90s

Young woman vintage portrait

Young woman vintage portrait in Sri Lanka c.1880-90s

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Group of women curing Plumbago

Curing Plumbago

Group of women curing Plumbago, early 1900s


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