Showing posts with label 1940 to 1960. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1940 to 1960. Show all posts

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Sri Lankan 'wallker' of the last century, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

This was the wooden device used to train a child to walk in the 1940s in Ceylon.Any village carpenter could turn this out. This had to be used on sandy soil to give friction to the wheels.

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.