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a I had to spend the night at Anuradhapura , and I was asked to dinner by the Government Agent , C. T. D. Vigors , at the Residency . Here I had my first plunge into the social life of a Ceylon civil servant , a life in which I was to ...
In charge of the Province was a Government Agent ( always referred to as the G.A. ) , a senior civil servant of 20 years ' service or more . The Provincial government office or offices , the kachcheri , was always in the chief town of ...
A. ( Office Assistant to the Government Agent ) who might have anything from one to six years ' service ; the junior was called a Cadet , and every civil servant when he first arrived was attached to some provincial kachcheri as Cadet .
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Playing tennis with starched whites with the other English administrators and then chatting over G and Ts in the tropical warm of the evening in an old Dutch fort on the north-east coast of Sri Lanka ... Read full review
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In the feudal society of Ceylon "I felt that there was some depth of happiness rather than pleasure, of satisfaction, . . . which the western world is losing or has lost." (p 158) Judgments such as ... Read full review