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Sir William Gregory (1817-1892) – Governor of Ceylon

SIR WILLIAM GREGORY (1817-1892) – GOVERNOR OF CEYLON As the train chugged its way into the highlands, Sir William Gregory surveyed the view from his window. The hills were crawling with olive-skinned men and women, clad in colourful robes, their nimble hands diving...

Ievers & Crawford: From Ireland to Ceylon

IEVERS & CRAWFORD: FROM IRELAND TO CEYLON The Ievers Connection Bob Ievers was a high profile government minister in Ceylon during the late 19th century. He spoke Singhalese, wrote poetry, explored the ancient ruins of Anarahdapura and Sigiriya with HC Bell and...