Sinhalese coolies from Matura, Sri Lanka.

Sinhalese coolies. Sri Lanka traditional costumes. Coulis Cingalais.

Sinhalese coolies from Matura of Laymastotte, Sri Lanka.

Sinhalese coolies from Matura of Laymastotte, Sri Lanka.

Coulis Cingalais

A group of Sinhalese coolies from Matura, employed on the coffee estate of Laymastotte. Laymastotte is an estate in Uva, Sri Lanka, located between Lemastota and Haputale Forest Reserve, and is also nearby to Lematota and Ranasinghagama.

Source: Sketches of the inhabitants, animal life and vegetation in the lowlands and high mountains of Ceylon as well as of the submarine near the coast, taken in a diving bell, by the Baron Eugène de Ransonnet. Printed for the author by Gerold & sold by Robert Hardwicke London 192, Piccadilly. 1867.

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