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Victoria Memorial Eye Hospital, Colombo c1910s

Victoria Memorial Eye and Ear Hospital, Colombo c1910s

Victoria Memorial Eye & Ear Hospital, Colombo c1910s

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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…

Polonnaruwa Rest House Sri Lanka 1920s

Polonnaruwa Rest House 1927

Polonnaruwa Rest House 1920-1925 Photograph by Plate #IMG787

Built in the 1870’s as a circuit Bungalow for British Government Agents (GA), with the first British GA occupant being with Mr. W. Harington, the Polonnaruwa Rest House was carefully refurbished in the style of the early 1950’s, whilst retaining its colonial charm, after been taken over by the then Ceylon Tourist Bureau in 1954 and thereafter by Ceylon Hotels Corporation in 1968.
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Panoramic view of Galle face Green, Colombo

Panoramic view of Galle face Green Colombo

Panoramic view of Galle face Green Colombo in the late 1800s #IMG783

Panoramic view of Galle face Colombo, Sri Lanka around 1880s-1900, looking south from Galle Road (later this path became the galle Road), ClubHouse & Galleface Hotel (far right) showing in the background.
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Gaffoor’s building on Main Street Colombo

Gaffoor building by PLATE

Gaffoor's building early 1900s by Plate #IMG750

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Prince street colombo early 1900s

Prince street colombo

Prince street Colombo (now Sir baron Jayathilaka Mawatha) early 1900s #IMG749

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