Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tales of an Enchanted Boyhood Alupola to Jaffna,1940 to 1960, by Dr. Philip G Veerasingam.

This re-call of times between the early years 1940 to 1960, covers the boyhood years of the author. The early part of the book relives the scenes in a tea-estate in Rathnapura, Sri Lanka. The latter half covers life in Jaffna. Various incidents of this period are related with a sense of humor. The stories related will I am sure, pluck your heart-strings. The way life was lived in the pre-plastic era and scenes of rural life of this era, will take you back over half a century.
1.       Price for delivery in Sri Lanka – Rs.950/- with postage and packing.
Please send a crossed cheque for Rs.950/- drawn in favor of Dr. Philip G Veerasingam, with your home address to:-
Dr. Philip G Veerasingam,
28, Mansuriya Lane,
Honiton Place,

2.       Price for delivery overseas – US$ 20/-, Euro 15/- with postage and packing.
Email your home address to
I will instruct you on how to make your payment by ‘Smart remit’ through your local bank.

My best wishes,
Dr. Philip G Veerasingam.

27th August 2014.

On the Avissawella - Rathnapura road in the morning.

A load of King-coconuts, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

These mini-lorries, imported from India and China for around Rs,100,0000/= are plenty in the villages of Sri Lanka. They are used mainly to transport home-grown goods to the market.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Scenes around Rathnapura, Sri Lanka.

Traffic on the new Malwala bridge.
Pit entrance to a gem-mine.

Water being pumped out of a gem-mine.
'Baena 'Samanala kandhe' seen from Paradise Estate. Sri Paadha is covered by the clouds.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Observations on a squirrel, Avissawella, home garden, Sri Lanka.

A squirrel  approaching a feed-box.
It is a male squirrel and in the mating season.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Squirrel, Avissawella home garden, Sri Lanka.

I felt thirsty hence the visit.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

After the heavy rains a day of blue skies, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

A chance to dry condiments in the sun.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Going home, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

Line of buses taking workers home from the Seethawake Industrial Zone.
Parents waiting at the school gates to take their children from the Primary School, home.
Children being escorted home by their Grand-mother.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Water Buffaloes, on the road to Karandana-Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

Grazing on a rubber estate.

Going home.
The cattle-minder.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

In a home garden, Kosgama, Sri Lanka.

'Yaka mala' - 'Devil flower'

Orchid flower.

'Kochchi miris' - Really hot chillie pods.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Scenes from Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

Out for a walk.
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Entrance to a feneral house.

Brand new bed for sale.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Thursday, August 14, 2014

'Ther' festival, Marie-Amman temple, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

Female devotees carrying the 'Paal kudam' - Pot of milk.

A 'Thookku kaavady'.

The 'Ther' - wooden chariot.