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MEMORIES OF CEYLON

Refresh your memories of the past with our You Tube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wET6WII-Bds

OLDEST LEPROSY HOSPITAL IN CEYLON (SRI LANKA)

HENDALA LEPROSY HOSPITAL COLOMBO built by the Dutch 1708 once had 900 patients now less than 30 remain. http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2017/04/life-times-sri-lanka-oldest-leprosy-hospital-170403092754663.html

GRAVEYARDS IN CEYLON Tea Country Vol 3

Find your tea planter ancestors among the graveyards of the hill country. Cost £4.00  

The Dutch Reformed Church Kalpitiya

The Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka has handed the the Dutch Reformed Church Kalpitiya back to the representative church body. There are now regular church services being held here.  

NOVEMBER PUBLICATIONS

THE DUTCH CHURCH WOLVENDAAL COLOMBO BAPTISMS Part 1 A-K Part 2 L-O Part 3 P-Z from 1709 – 1930 at £5.for each part. There are over 18,000 baptisms plus birth…

AMERICAN MISSIONARIES BRING EDUCATION TO JAFFNA

Did you know that the American Baptist missionaries were responsible for bringing education to Jaffna and its surrounding districts They founded the Girls’ College at Uduvil in 1820 the oldest…

THE OLD PROTESTANT CEMETERY AT TRINCOMALEE

The remains of Rear Admiral Charles Austin brother of Jane Austin the novelist were brought from Burma and is buried here.  He died aged 73 years on October 7 1852…