Sri Lanka (nation)
Found in 1240 Collections and/or Records:
A view looking towards the Kiri or Milk dagoba: 'so-called from its white coat of protective chunam [cement or plaster] ... To me it was the most beautiful, perhaps because it was the most simple of all the legacies of the past at Polonnaruha, and it is easy, looking at it, to reconstruct the perfection of the original, snow-white, surmounted by the hti and the spire of gold which we know it possessed.' (Williams 1950, page 147).
A view showing an unidentified temple standing atop a small but steep hill and surmounted by a conical tower.
A view looking along the entrance steps of a ruined temple towards the carved statue of a seated Buddha.
A view showing a statue of a seated Buddha, about 12 feet high, at the Kalu Gal Wihara (Black Rock Cave).
A view showing the statue of the dead Buddha and his disciple Ananda at the Kalu Gal Wihara.
A dark slide showing the statue of the dead Buddha and his disciple Ananda at the Kalu Gal Wihara.
A view of the rest house at Polonnaruwa with trees in the foreground.
A view showing a group of Europeans loading or unloading baggage from their cars, presumably during the excursion to Jaffna illustrated in Y3011B(LS)/385-387.
A well-caught photograph showing a large spider on its web.
A view showing the estate bungalow and garden on the St Leonards Estate in the Udapussellawa district south-east of Kandy.
A poorly-exposed view showing the estate bungalow and garden from the hillside looking directly onto the neatly laid out property. With tea growing on the hill behind the house.
A well-exposed view showing the estate from the hillside.
A view of the house and garden of the estate.
A well-exposed view showing the estate bungalow and garden on the St Leonards Estate in the Udapussellawa district south-east of Kandy.
A view showing a pathway in the garden at St Leonards with an unidentified figure standing in the background (probably A.C. Wilson).
A view showing part of the garden at St Leonards with well-tended lawn and paths.
A view showing a stream and lush vegetation with a figure in the foreground (probably A.C. Wilson).
A view showing a group of tea-pickers with their wicker baskets.
A rather dark view showing a group of tea-pickers with the wicker baskets.
A view showing Wilson with three terriers in the foreground, with tea-pickers gathered beyond. The only information gathered on A.C. Wilson is an entry in 'Ferguson's Ceylon Handbook and Directory' for 1919-1920: 'Wilson, A.C. ... (Capt., Hampshires) ... Planter ... (Chairman, Udepussuellawa P[lanters] A[ssociation]) ... St Leonard's ... Halgranoya'.
A view showing HPA posed in the garden at St Leonards.
A view showing a section of the drawing room of the estate house with a fireplace, books and framed pictures and photographs lining the wall.
A view showing the estate bungalow with a stone-pillared verandah.
A close-up view of a rubber tree showing the cuts made in the bark and the collecting cup for the latex. The Talagala estates are situated in the low-lying Kalutara district south-east of Colombo.
A view showing a worker tapping a rubber tree.
The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.