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History of Ceylon Through Pictures

History of Ceylon Through Pictures

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Ravindra Ranasinha presents pictures of old Ceylon with short descriptions in order to make the child realize the differences between the past and the present.
Ravindra Ranasinha presents pictures of old Ceylon with short descriptions in order to make the child realize the differences between the past and the present.

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Published by: Theekshana Ranasinha on Jun 15, 2011
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HISTORY OF CEYLON THROUGH PICTURESBY Ravindra RanasinhaThis document on Sri Lanka could be used as a resource in thehistory class.
 
Banyan Tree- Colpetty (Kollupitiya)
 
 
 
 
 
Kollupitiya
is a major city inColombo,Sri Lanka.The name Kollupitiya comes from the name of a chief  from Kandy who had unsuccessfully attempted to dethrone the last king of Kandy. During the periodof BritishandDutchadministration, abreweryhad commenced in Kollupitiya which converted coconut treacle into liquor.
 
Nowadays the suburb is mostly a commercial area containing fashionable high-endshopping malls. Some foreignembassiesare located in Kollupitiya.
Kollupitiya is a multi-religious andmulti-ethnic area.
 
 
 
Boats in canal- Negombo
 
Negombo
is a town, approximately 37 km north ofColombo,inSri Lanka.It is located at the mouth of theNegombo Lagoon,about 7 km from theBandaranaike International Airport.Negombo has a smallport,and itseconomyis mainly based ontourismand its centuries-oldfishingindustry, though it also producescinnamon,ceramics,andbrassware. Negombo first flourished as a center for cinnamon production in Sri Lanka. The cinnamon industry inNegombo was initiated by the Portuguese, and subsequently attended to by the Moors (Muslims). Afterthe Portuguese were defeated by the Dutch in 1640, the Cinnamon business was kept as an key aspect
of the region’s economy. However, by the time the British took over in 1796, the industry was in decline.
Another point of interest in Negombo is the Old Dutch Fort, which was built in 1672. It is situated near theshore and offers a glimpse into the colonization history of Negombo. However, the Fort is now in a stateof disrepair.
 
 
Bristol Hotel- Colombo
 

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