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Besides producing rice at Tissa , Magampattu also produced salt . All along the coast eastwards from Hambantota were great lagoons or lewayas . In the dry season between the south - west and the northeast monsoons the salt water in ...
a collected a shower of rain might destroy it or it might go wrong and turn into epsom salts . After collection I had to arrange for the transport of the salt from the lewaya to the Government salt stores at Hambantota or Kirinda .
One day I became suspicious or received a hint that a certain amount of hanky - panky was going on over the removal of the salt from the lewayas into the Government stores . The salt was bagged and weighed at the lewaya and the weight ...
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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