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’, or email transfer,  through your local bank. An easier option is to send a crossed cheque to Dr.Philip G Veerasingam.

My best wishes to you,
Dr. Philip G Veerasingam.

27th August 2014.

View upstream and down-stream from the Malwala bridge, Sri Lanka.

Bathers in the Kuru Ganga.

View down-stream

The new Malwala bridge, Sri Lanka.

The old bridge built during the early part of the Twentieth Century is replaced by a wider concrete bridge.

Looking upstream from the Malwala bridge. On a clear day you would get a glimpse of Adam;s peak from here.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Scenes around Rathnapura, Sri Lanka.

Flowers in a home garden, Paradise Estate.

An old wooden-shack, Malwela.

Lichen on the branches of a tree, Rathnapura.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The mist-shrouded hills around Sri-Paadha, seen from Rathnapura, Sri Lanka.

The constantly shifting mist changes the view of the hills almost minute by minute.

Kuruwita close to Rathnapura and Bus stand Rathnapura, Sri Lanka.

Kuruwita was a railway station on the narrow-gauge railway line, where the pilgrims to Sri Paadha - Adams Peak would disembark. This was the entry point for the walk to the top of Adam's Peak. The route was steep and would go through Eratna.
The Rathnapura Bus-stand which was the site of the Railway station a few decades ago.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Different sights, Sri Lanka.

Temple elephant, Saman Dewale, Rathnapura, Sri Lanka.

Full moon in July, 2014, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.