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Alfred Joseph Richard de Soysa, also known as A. J. R. de Soysa (15 February 1869 - 1939) was a Ceylonese planter, businessman and politician.
Ahangama is a small town in Sri Lanka.
Arrack, also spelt arak, is a distilled alcoholic drink typically produced in the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia, made from either the fermented sap of coconut flowers, sugarcane, grain (e.g. red rice) or fruit, depending upon the country of origin.
Astrology is the study of the movements and relative positions of celestial objects as a means for divining information about human affairs and terrestrial events.
Ayurveda is a system of medicine with historical roots in the Indian subcontinent.
Baba (بابا, baba, بابا, بابا; Sanskrit, Hindi and Marathi:; Assamese and Bengali: বাবা; Punjabi: ਬਾਬਾ; father; grandfather; wise old man; sir,Platts, John T. (John Thompson). A dictionary of Urdu, classical Hindi, and English. London: W. H. Allen & Co., 1884.) is a Persian and Sanskrit honorific term used in several West Asian and South Asian cultures.
Sir Bennet Soysa or Warusahennidige Abraham Bastian Bennet Soysa (30 March 1889 - 1981) was a Ceylonese politician and philanthropist.
A bhikkhu (from Pali, Sanskrit: bhikṣu) is an ordained male monastic ("monk") in Buddhism.
Buddhism is the world's fourth-largest religion with over 520 million followers, or over 7% of the global population, known as Buddhists.
A Buddhist temple is the place of worship for Buddhists, the followers of Buddhism.
A business magnate (formally industrialist) refers to an entrepreneur of great influence, importance, or standing in a particular enterprise or field of business.
Mudali (or Mudaliyar) was a colonial title and office in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka).
A chaitya, chaitya hall, chaitya-griha, or caitya refers to a shrine, sanctuary, temple or prayer hall in Indian religions.
Sir Charles Henry de Soysa (3 March 1836 – 29 September 1890) was a Ceylonese entrepreneur and philanthropist.
Sir Charles Justin MacCarthy (1811–1864) was the 12th Governor of British Ceylon and the 12th Accountant General and Controller of Revenue.
Chilaw (හලාවත/Halāvata in Sinhala and சிலாபம் /Cilāpam in Tamil) is a large town in Puttalam District, North Western Province, Sri Lanka.
A Christian is a person who follows or adheres to Christianity, an Abrahamic, monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.
ChristianityFrom Ancient Greek Χριστός Khristós (Latinized as Christus), translating Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ, Māšîăḥ, meaning "the anointed one", with the Latin suffixes -ian and -itas.
Cinnamon is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several tree species from the genus Cinnamomum.
Citronella oil Citronella oil is an essential oil obtained from the leaves and stems of different species of Cymbopogon (lemongrass).
The coconut tree (Cocos nucifera) is a member of the family Arecaceae (palm family) and the only species of the genus Cocos.
Coffee is a brewed drink prepared from roasted coffee beans, which are the seeds of berries from the Coffea plant.
Coffee production in Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) peaked in 1870, with over being cultivated.
Colombo (translit,; translit) is the commercial capital and largest city of Sri Lanka.
The Daily News is an English-language newspaper in Sri Lanka.
Entrepreneurship is the process of designing, launching and running a new business, which is often initially a small business.
A flower, sometimes known as a bloom or blossom, is the reproductive structure found in flowering plants (plants of the division Magnoliophyta, also called angiosperms).
George Samuel Bird (1792 - 1 March 1857) was a former British Army officer, and the first coffee planter in Ceylon.
George William Anderson (1791 – March 12, 1857) was the officiating governor of Bombay during the British Raj from 28 April 1841 to 9 June 1842.
Hanguranketa is a village in Sri Lanka.
Haragama is a village in Sri Lanka.
Charles Harold Wilfred de Soysa MA (1907-1971) was the first Ceylonese Anglican Bishop of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Immanuel (עִמָּנוּאֵל meaning, "God with us"; also romanized Emmanuel, Imanu'el) is a Hebrew name which appears in the Book of Isaiah as a sign that God will protect the House of David.
Indian Tamils of Sri Lanka are Tamil people of Indian origin in Sri Lanka.
Infrastructure is the fundamental facilities and systems serving a country, city, or other area, including the services and facilities necessary for its economy to function.
Irrigation is the application of controlled amounts of water to plants at needed intervals.
James Chapman (1799–1879)Church Bells (July 17, 1875) W. Wells Gardner, Publisher, London was the first Bishop of Colombo (Anglican), in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), serving from 1845 to 1861.
Kadugannawa is a town in Kandy District in the Central Province of Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council.
Kandewela is a village in Sri Lanka.
Kandy (මහනුවර Mahanuwara, pronounced; கண்டி, pronounced) is a major city in Sri Lanka located in the Central Province.
The Kandyan Convention (Sinhala: උඩරට ගිවිසුම Udarata Giwisuma) was an agreement signed on 10 March 1815 between the British and the Chiefs of the Kandyan Kingdom, British Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) for the deposition of King Sri Vikrama Rajasinha and ceding of the Kingdom's territory to British rule.
Katunayake (කටුනායක in Sinhala, கட்டுநாயக்க in Tamil), is a suburb of Negombo city in Western Province, Sri Lanka.
The Kingdom of Kandy was an independent monarchy of the island of Sri Lanka, located in the central and eastern portion of the island.
The term landslide or, less frequently, landslip, refers to several forms of mass wasting that include a wide range of ground movements, such as rockfalls, deep-seated slope failures, mudflows and debris flows.
Legal aid is the provision of assistance to people otherwise unable to afford legal representation and access to the court system.
A library is a collection of sources of information and similar resources, made accessible to a defined community for reference or borrowing.
Local government is the third and lowest level of government in Sri Lanka – after the central government and provincial councils.
The Main Line is a major railway line in the rail network of Sri Lanka.
The Matale rebellion, also known as the Rebellion of 1848, took place in Ceylon against the British colonial government under Governor Lord Torrington, 7th Viscount Torrington.
Mattegoda is a town in Western Province, Sri Lanka.
A monopoly (from Greek μόνος mónos and πωλεῖν pōleîn) exists when a specific person or enterprise is the only supplier of a particular commodity.
Moratuwa is a large suburb of Colombo city, on the southwestern coast of Sri Lanka, near Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia.
The Mount Lavinia Hotel, in Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka, is a 275-room hotel, situated at 100 Hotel Road in Mount Lavinia.
Mister, usually written in its abbreviated form Mr. (US) or Mr (UK), is a commonly used English honorific for men under the rank of knighthood.
Muhandiram (මුහන්දිරම්, முகாந்திரம்) was a post in the native headmen system in the lower-country (coastal districts) of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) during the colonial era.
The Nagarathar (also known as Nattukkottai Chettiar) is a Tamil community that follows the belief system of Shaivism.
Native headmen system was an integral part of the administration of the island of Ceylon (now known as Sri Lanka) under the successive European colonial powers, namely the Portuguese Empire, the Dutch East India Company and the British Empire.
The Netherlands (Nederland), often referred to as Holland, is a country located mostly in Western Europe with a population of seventeen million.
The Orient is the East, traditionally comprising anything that belongs to the Eastern world, in relation to Europe.
A paddy field is a flooded parcel of arable land used for growing semiaquatic rice.
Parâkramabâhu VI (1410/1412/1415–1467) was a king in the Sri Lankan kingdom of Kotte.
Pettah is a neighbourhood in Colombo, Sri Lanka located east of the City centre Fort.
Philanthropy means the love of humanity.
A physician, medical practitioner, medical doctor, or simply doctor is a professional who practises medicine, which is concerned with promoting, maintaining, or restoring health through the study, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, injury, and other physical and mental impairments.
Polgasowita is a town in Western Province, Sri Lanka.
A primary school (or elementary school in American English and often in Canadian English) is a school in which children receive primary or elementary education from the age of about seven to twelve, coming after preschool, infant school and before secondary school.
Weerahennadige Francisco Fernando alias Puran Appu (full name: Weera Sanadhdhana Weera Balasooriya Kuru Uthumpala Arthadewa Gunaratne Nanayakkara Lakshapathi Maha Widanelage Fransisco Fernando) (Sinhala පුරන් අප්පු) is one of the notable personalities in Sri Lanka's history.
Ratmalana is a suburb in Colombo District, Western Province, Sri Lanka.
A reservoir (from French réservoir – a "tank") is a storage space for fluids.
Robin Hood is a legendary heroic outlaw originally depicted in English folklore and subsequently featured in literature and film.
A sea is a large body of salt water that is surrounded in whole or in part by land.
The Sinhalese alphabet (Sinhalese: සිංහල අක්ෂර මාලාව) (Siṁhala Akṣara Mālāva) is an alphabet used by the Sinhalese people in Sri Lanka and elsewhere to write the Sinhalese language and also the liturgical languages Pali and Sanskrit.
Sinhalese, known natively as Sinhala (සිංහල; siṁhala), is the native language of the Sinhalese people, who make up the largest ethnic group in Sri Lanka, numbering about 16 million.
The Sinhalese (Sinhala: සිංහල ජාතිය Sinhala Jathiya, also known as Hela) are an Indo-Aryan-speaking ethnic group native to the island of Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka (Sinhala: ශ්රී ලංකා; Tamil: இலங்கை Ilaṅkai), officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea.
Sri Vikrama Rajasinha (1780 – January 30, 1832, born Kannasamy Nayaka) was the last of four Kings, to rule the last Sinhalese monarchy of the Kingdom of Kandy in Sri Lanka.
Sunday Observer is a weekly English-language newspaper in Sri Lanka, published on Sundays.
Talatuoya is a village in Sri Lanka.
A temple (from the Latin word templum) is a structure reserved for religious or spiritual rituals and activities such as prayer and sacrifice.
The Daily Mirror is a daily English-language newspaper published in Colombo, Sri Lanka, by Wijeya Newspapers.
The Island is a daily English-language newspaper in Sri Lanka.
The Sunday Times is the largest-selling British national newspaper in the "quality press" market category.
The Sunday Times is a weekly Sri Lankan broadsheet initially published by the now defunct Times Group, until 1991, when it was taken over by Wijeya Newspapers.
Major Thomas Skinner, (born 22 May 1804 in St. John's, Newfoundland - died 24 July 1877) was a prominent road builder in British Ceylon (present-day Sri Lanka).
Deekirikevage Saradiel widely famous as Utuwankande Sura Saradiel,translation:Saradiel the Hero of Mountain Utuwan (උතුවන්කන්දේ සුර සරදියෙල්; 25 March 1832 – 7 May 1864) is a Ceylonese gang leader and bandit who became a legendary figure in Sri Lanka known as the "Robin Hood of Sri Lanka".
Sir Lambert Wilfred Alexander de Soysa also known as Sir Wilfred de Soysa (20 Feb 1884 - 3 May 1968) was a Ceylonese planter, businessman and philanthropist.