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FROM THE PAST Portuguese News from Mannar — Conversion to Catholicism

1536 Death of Joao Monteiro first Bishop of Ceylon at Colombo 1544 The RC religion preached at Mannar by missionaries sent by St Francis Xavier at the request of the…

THE SRI LANKAN RAILWAYS

I was wondering if you might have an idea if there is a way to trace family who travelled to Ceylon to operate the railways that was built by the…

FROM THE PAST News Flash 1

1505 April.The Portuguese under Don Lorenzo de Almeida fist visit Ceylon and are permitted to trade. 1515 Lopez Suaar Alverenga arrives in Ceylon with a fleet of 19 ships and…

TRADERS “Rose” in Colombo & Jaffna

Anna Murphy is looking for her ancestors with the family name of ‘Rose’ trading in Colombo and Jaffna for the royal family there. Many thanks. info@kabristan.org.uk

ST JAMES’ CHURCH NALLUR JAFFNA

ST JAMES’ CHURCH NALLUR JAFFNA Marriages 1842-1892 Burials 1847-1904 E book PDF format cost £4 This e book is a collection of 255 marriages and 290 burials from the Mission…

LOOKING FOR THE LORETS

From WINDSOR in Croydon I have been looking for years now for information of my ancestors named Loret. They lived in Galle and were probably of Huguenot descent. They owned Loret’s Hotel…

DUTCH CHURCH WOLVENDAAL COLOMBO

Just arrived ALPHABETICAL INDEX TO THE REGISTERS OF MARRIAGESAT THE DUTCH REFORMED CHURCH AT WOLVENDAAL COLOMBO 1709-1936 Compiled by S. A. W. Mottau published  by The Department of National Archives…

LOOKING FOR SRI LANKAN ADOPTION AGENCIES

Can anyone help? Looking for the names of adoption societies in Sri Lankan who were operating in 1he 1940s and are still in business today. If you know any please…

COLOMBO CDs for BURIALS etc

Our CDs MORE COLOMBO BURIALS Births & Marriages Churches & Burial Grounds @ £9.00 and COLOMBO GENERAL CEMETERY Anglican Burial Register 1926-51 @ £7.00 are now available on ABE BOOKS