History is given a new meaning; a different perspective, within these pages as we take you on a trip back in time, visiting some of the vary places mentioned elsewhere in this website. This page also covers significant events of that era, pluck their background stories to gives us a broader understanding of our past.
In keeping within the timeframe of the genealogical data presented elsewhere in this web site, we limit the scope of the study to a period beginning with the Kotte period and ending up in the later part of the 20th Century.
and the Portuguese Era:
Jayawardhanapura: The Capital of the kingdom of Sri Lanka.
The remains of the day.
Kotte as it is today; A virtual tour.
Diyambetalawa; The Islet in the River.
Early Prints of Kalutara and it's Fort.
Mahawatta - The Dutch land grant.
The Whist Bungalow
Donald Friend and 'The City of Galle'.
Closenberg; The Cliff Citadel.
Early Postal History of Ceylon and the P & O Steam Navigation Company.
Mackinnon Mackenzie Company Ceylon and the P&O.
Water Colour Painting of Galle by Palitha Gunasinghe. From a Sri Lanka Postcard.