Colombo, Ceylon

Colombo, Ceylon

They have several fine hotels, in which the Europeans could be seen taking life easy and watching the way in which the American sailor enjoys life when ashore.

 

The Singhalese always address you as “master”, having always in mind that it was the English who conquered them and made them their subjects.  Of the Dutch and Portuguese, who had possession of the Island before the British little remains to show that they once possessed the land.