In passing the Strait of Ceylon, the ship which carried Xavier was overtaken with the most horrible tempest which was ever seen.
When you go to Ceylon, do not neglect to write often to mother.
I procured a good specimen of the ‘Serpent-canopied’ Buddha during my stay in Ceylon.
I was much interested in all I saw during my travels in Ceylon.
Izhava is said to mean those belonging to Izham, a corruption of Simhalam, one of the old names of Ceylon.
From these friends I heard much about the spiritual state of Ceylon.
A kraal occurs every four or five years, or when a British royalty happens in Ceylon.
Half the people of Ceylon wear no head-gear, and not two per cent.
Ceylon is in shape like a ham, with the small end to the north.
Ceylon costs Britain little worry and practically no expenditure.
Former name for the nation now called Sri Lanka.