In passing the Strait of Ceylon, the ship which carried Xavier was overtaken with the most horrible tempest which was ever seen.
Half the people of Ceylon wear no head-gear, and not two per cent.
I procured a good specimen of the ‘Serpent-canopied’ Buddha during my stay in Ceylon.
Ceylon costs Britain little worry and practically no expenditure.
Izhava is said to mean those belonging to Izham, a corruption of Simhalam, one of the old names of Ceylon.
Strange to say, Ceylon produces of this only half what is demanded by the people.
A kraal occurs every four or five years, or when a British royalty happens in Ceylon.
Superior in every way to their men, the Rodiya women are the most beautiful in all Ceylon.
Ceylon is in shape like a ham, with the small end to the north.
A tree growing a half inch in sixty minutes is a Ceylon fact.
Former name for the nation now called Sri Lanka.