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The island was divided administratively into nine Provinces and some of the
Provinces were subdivided into Districts. In charge of the Province was a
Government Agent (always referred to as the G.A.), a senior civil servant of 20
years' service ...
He had retired after 50 years in the Ceylon Civil Service, all of it spent in Jaffna,
and over 40 years as Government Agent, Northern Province. On his retirement he
bought a house and continued to live in Jaffna. It was said that he had started ...
... in the Uva Province, but it had no roads to it and was so far from any inhabited
place in Uva that it was practically inaccessible to the G.A. of that Province. It was
about ten miles from Tissa- maharama and the A. G.A. Hambantota always had ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Jenney - LibraryThing
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
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This is the second book Leonard Woolf wrote of his life. He is a graceful author, and a sensitive man. Good look into an aristocratic young britisher and his growing up. Read full review