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The Tooth could never be taken out or shown without the consent of both the Manager or Guardian of the Temple , the Diyawadana Nilame , in 1908 a fine old Kandyan chief and Ratemahatmaya , called Nugawela , and the Government Agent .
... the multiplicity of its florid Gods , their grotesque images , the ugly exuberance of the temples , the horrible ... and see him at his house there and also the Hindu Tiruketheesvaram temple which he is restoring at great cost .
The God at that time was a Tamil , but he married into a Sinhalese family in Kataragama and became a Sinhalese God , and that is why now the temple kapuralas are Sinhalese . This was the story of a Buddhist Sinhalese villager .
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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