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1Old Ceylon Empty Old Ceylon Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:31 pm

Malika1990

Malika1990
Senior Vice President - Equity Analytics
Senior Vice President - Equity Analytics
Public Transport ~ 1970's
Old Ceylon 602379_10151241975338482_1781520705_n


Rickshaws ~ 1880
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The Colombo -Kandy Mail Coach outside the Royal Hotel Colombo, Ceylon ~ 1860's

"Within nine years of the Kandyan Convention of 1815, the construction of the Great Kandy Road had been commenced under Sir Edward Barnes. He was known as the Road Maker, and when he resigned from the Government in 1831, there were carriage roads connecting every town of importance at the time."

"It was Sir Edward Barnes who inspired the great Major Skinner to build the Colombo-Kandy Road - known as the Simplon of the East. The work entailed the construction of numerous bridges and tunnels which joined the two towns. It was during the governorship of Sir Robert Horton, however, that the first Mail Coach in Asia began to ply between Colombo and the hill-capital of Kandy."

"In December 1831, a prospectus was issued of the proposal to establish a Mail Coach Service between Colombo and Kandy. This provided for two light four-wheeled horse-carriages to run daily between the two termini, commencing simultaneously in both directions at four a.m."

"The capital investment required was Sterling Pounds 2000 comprising forty shares of Sterling Pounds 50 each. Of these the Governor held six shares and the Colonial Secretary held two. The fare per passenger each way was Sterling Pounds 2.10 shillings. For nineteen years, this was the sole means of carrying mails between Colombo and Kandy."

"Then, in 1851, arrangements were made to commence and additional Mail Runner Service. This became known as the Kandy Evening Mail, George Lee who was the Postmaster General at the time, issued a notice on the 11th November of that year (1851):"

"Notice is hereby given that letters posted before half past four daily, will be forwarded to Kandy by a Messenger who will leave this office at five p.m. precisely and arrive in Kandy the following forenoon."

Old Ceylon 545431_10151220535953482_800685974_n

Rickshaw near Colombo ~ 1929
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A Family excursion


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Thanks to: Mr. Uthpala Dilhan

2Old Ceylon Empty Re: Old Ceylon Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:43 pm

Slstock

Slstock
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Director - Equity Analytics
Good to see someone having interest in old Ceylon stuff. Any member here collect or does this for a hobby?



Last edited by slstock on Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:35 pm; edited 1 time in total

3Old Ceylon Empty Re: Old Ceylon Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:29 pm

K.Haputantri

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Thanks for sharing.

4Old Ceylon Empty Re: Old Ceylon Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:50 pm

Slstock

Slstock
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Director - Equity Analytics
Last 4 pictures by inspection appear to be Albumen prints . Guessing between 1870 to 1900.

5Old Ceylon Empty Old CEYLON Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:44 am

Malika1990

Malika1990
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Senior Vice President - Equity Analytics
Prince Of Wales College Cricket Team 1896-1897 1908-1909
Old Ceylon 527528_4474248421585_680586848_n



Air Ceylon ~ 1970's
Old Ceylon 533882_10151246396623482_2077212918_n


Kandy Town ~ 1962
Old Ceylon 403466_10151246314768482_1862940318_n


Mr. Vernon Corea - The Golden Voice of Radio Ceylon

"Mr. Vernon Corea was a pioneer radio broadcaster with 45 years of public service broadcasting both in Ceylon and the UK. He joined Radio Ceylon, South Asia's oldest radio station, in 1957 and later the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. During his time he presented some of the most popular radio shows in South Asia, including the Maliban Show, Dial-a-Disc, Holiday Choice, Two For the Money, and Old Folks at Home. He was well known not only in Sri Lanka but right across the Indian Sub-Continent."

"Mr. Corea was born in Kurana, Katunayake in Ceylon on 11th September 1927. His parents were Reverend Canon Ivan Corea and Ouida Corea. Rev. Corea was Vicar of St. Luke's Church, Borella, and St. Paul's Church, Milagiriya."

"Mr. Vernon Corea joined Radio Ceylon as a Relief Announcer in 1956. He became well known as The Golden Voice of Radio Ceylon, presenting shows of popular music, especially Indian filmi or film music, Sinhala music, and western music. He was later News Director at the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation."

"Throughout his life and his broadcasting career Mr. Corea promoted the very best of Sri Lankan talent in the world of popular music. He was the first to consistently promote Sri Lanka's musicians through his highly influential entertainment column - EMCEE published in the Ceylon Daily News in the 1960's-1980's. He introduced hundreds of musicians to listeners at Radio Ceylon/ Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation and in the studios of BBC Radio London when he presented the popular 'London Sounds Eastern' radio program."

"Mr. Vernon Corea also introduced artists like Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, Louis Armstrong, Jim Reeves, Hank Snow, and Cliff Richard over the airwaves of Radio Ceylon/Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation"

"The respected Hindu Newspaper placed Mr. Vernon Corea in the Top 5 Broadcasters of the World stating that he introduced Sinhala Music onto the English Services of the Commercial Service of Radio Ceylon and the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation."

"He and his family migrated to England in 1975. Mr. Vernon Corea worked for WEC, then for BBC Radio London as a presenter for the popular London Sounds Eastern. In 1978 he was appointed Ethnic Minorities Adviser to the BBC; he held this post until his retirement."

"He passed away in New Malden in Surrey on 23rd September 2002"

Old Ceylon 196141_10151246190053482_331042927_n



Colombo Fort ~ 1970's
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Tea Kiosk - The Ceylon Tea pavilion. Worlds Fair, St. Louis, USA ~ 1904

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Old Ceylon 21390_10151240514533482_1846536567_n



Bridge of boats. Kelani River. Ceylon ~ 1880's

"When the governor of Ceylon, Sir Edward Barnes planned to construct a road from the seaport of Colombo to the medieval royal city of Kandy, there was no bridge across the Kelani River."

"In the year 1822, this “bridge of boats” pontoon, which was 500 feet long, was constructed over the Kelani River near Colombo Grandpass on the South bank to Peliyagoda on the opposite bank by Lieutenant General John Sheaffer."

"This bridge, making use of 21 boats tied together, was made entirely out of timber. It served passengers and goods crossing the Kelani River until the building of the Victoria Bridge in 1895."



Old Ceylon 557597_10151238801898482_133029811_n




Scouts of Dharmaraja College. Kandy, Ceylon. With Lord Baden Powell (Center) ~ 1921

"1st Kandy Dharmaraja Scouts had the rare opportunity to honour the founder, Lord Baden Powell in 1921 by his visit to Dharmaraja College. Dharmaraja scouts had felicitated the founder on three different occasions when over he visited Ceylon. In 1924 the Troop produced the first Bushman Thong Scout (Senior Scout Award) in Ceylon"

Old Ceylon 314235_10151238732938482_828292113_n




A shop on Kandy Road. Early 1900's
Old Ceylon 400274_10151238472643482_1865671835_n



Bridge of boats. Kelani River. Ceylon ~ 1880's

"When the governor of Ceylon, Sir Edward Barnes planned to construct a road from the seaport of Colombo to the medieval royal city of Kandy, there was no bridge across the Kelani River."

"In the year 1822 “bridge of boats” pontoon, which was 500 feet long, was constructed over the Kelani River near Colombo Grandpass on the South bank to Peliyagoda on the opposite bank by Lieutenant General John Sheaffer."

"This bridge, making use of 21 boats tied together, was made entirely out of timber. It served passengers and goods crossing the Kelani River until the building of the Victoria Bridge in 1895.
Old Ceylon 404758_10151238274448482_1958920725_n




Street Scene. Colombo, Ceylon ~ 1890 - 1900


Old Ceylon 545366_10151237251208482_1387122365_n



Galle Face. Colombo, Ceylon ~ 1890 - 1900

Old Ceylon 431712_10151236783978482_294883112_n



Carriage Making, Ceylon ~ 1880 - 1890
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Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi. Anuradhapura, Ceylon ~ 1880 - 1890

"The Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi is said to be the southern branch from the historical Bodhi tree Sri Maha Bodhi in India, under which Lord Buddha attained Enlightenment."

"It was brought to Ceylon In the 3rd century BC by Sangamitta Theri, the daughter of Emperor Asoka and was planted by King Devanampiya Tissa on a high terrace about 6.5 m (21.3 ft) above the ground in the Mahamewna Park in Anuradhapura"

"It is the oldest living human-planted tree in the world with a known planting date."
Old Ceylon 557829_10151236676998482_1820308614_n



Samadhi Statue. Anuradhapura, Ceylon ~ 1880's

"The Samadhi statue is made up of Granite and is considered more than 7 feet tall standing. It is also believed that the eyes of the statue were impressed with precious stones as they are hollow."

"The characteristic feature of this great ancient craft is that it gives three different emotions when you look at the face of the statue from the front, left and right side."

"The Samadhi Buddha statue indicates, how brilliant and precise the ancient stone craftsmanship was during the ancient Anuradhapura era."
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Prince Street, Colombo ~ 1930 - 1940
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Senior Prefects of Royal College, Colombo ~ 1925

With, the Principal Mr. Lionel Henry Wynn Sampson (Center) and Mr. J. R Jayawardena (to the right)
Old Ceylon 33865_10151229471123482_818968694_n



Sunlight Soap Advertisement: Silumina Newspaper ~ 1945
Old Ceylon 407645_10151229438568482_1149508510_n



No.19. Union Place, Colombo. Ceylon ~ 1910
Old Ceylon 39280_10151229401453482_1094150167_n



Girls of Ceylon ~ Early 1900's
Old Ceylon 22497_10151229125238482_2032499201_n



Village scene with fruit-seller’s shop, near Kandy, Ceylon ~ 1880s
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Thanks For Old Ceylon Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/OldeCeylon

6Old Ceylon Empty Re: Old Ceylon Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:15 am

DUWI


Senior Equity Analytic
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For those interested, a large selection of old photos is available at the following site.

http://www.imagesofceylon.com

7Old Ceylon Empty Re: Old Ceylon Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:05 pm

notme

notme
Senior Manager - Equity Analytics
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nice pics malika, thanks for sharing.

8Old Ceylon Empty Re: Old Ceylon Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:23 am

UKboy

UKboy
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Duwi & Malika
Thanks for sharing

9Old Ceylon Empty Re: Old Ceylon Sat Apr 05, 2014 4:08 pm

Sstar

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super pictures!

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