It was the commander’s wife, Metta, who was responsible
for getting all the ingredients necessary for the chew of betel
and packing it for the commander. She was so concerned about it,
that Metta did it faithfully, to the commander’s taste.
replaced bullock carts
It was 140 years ago that the railway was started in our
country, which was then known as Ceylon. Although the idea of
starting a railway was mooted as early as 1822 it was only in
1864 that the first trains were run.
a fascinating subject
Postal authorities in numerous countries select varied topics
as subjects for stamps. Australia Post, for example, picked bridges
as the subject for a commemorative issue not so long ago.
wins for Mahanama, St. Thomas’ and St. Joseph’s
The Under 12 cricket tournament now in progress was affected
by rain for the second successive week. Most of the matches played
had to be called off with only one side batting.