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Notes on the Geography of Sri Lanka: Kandy: British Infrastructure: Photo 5

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The plaque recalls Governor Edward Barnes, who not only supported the development of coffee plantations but went into the business himself.  He seems to have been an inspirational leader, however: see, for example, the adulatory description of him in Fifty Years in Ceylon (1891), the autobiography of  Thomas Skinner, Ceylon's pioneer road builder.

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