Lankapura

Historic Images of Sri Lanka

Baling cinnamon in Sri Lanka

Baling cinnamon in Sri Lanka

Baling cinnamon in Sri Lanka Late 1800s

Showing five workers tying cinnamon cane into cylindrical bundles was destined for export.
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4th Cross Street Pettah, Colombo

4th Cross Street Pettah Colombo

4th Cross Street Pettah Colombo c.1900-1910

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Military Hospital Colombo, Sri Lanka early 1900s

Beira Lake Colombo

Military Hospital seen across Beira Lake Colombo Sri Lanka early 1900s #IMG784

Military Hospital seen across Beira Lake is in the heart of the city of Colombo, Sri Lanka and surrounded by many important businesses. Lake occupied approximately 165 hectares of land in early 1900s and it has been reduced to mere 65 hectares today.
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Native Sinhalese Toddy collector

Native Sinhalese Toddy collector

Native Sinhalese Toddy collector #IMG775

Toddy (Raa) is the sap of palm trees used as a beverage. To collect palm sap, the flower bud is cut at the tip before it blossoms and a pot (clay pot) is hung to collect the sap. This tradition method of collecting Toddy is slowly becoming a rare scene. Read more…

Kandy lake bund & steps towards Temple

Kandy lake 1800s

Kandy lake bund, near Temple of the tooth late 1800s #IMG774

Kandy Lake is a lake in the heart of the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. Built in 1807 by King Sri Vikrama Rajasinha of Sri Lanka next to the Temple of the Tooth.
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Sinhalese mat makers near Kandy 1880

Sinhalese mat makers near Kandy

Sinhalese mat makers near Kandy 1880 by Skeen #IMG767

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