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  • Manatunga, A. (The International Conference on Land Transportation, Locomotive Heritage and Road Culture - 2017, 2017)
    The present study is a cursory survey on the roadscape of principal roads which have linked Colombo with provincial towns in the mid nineteenth century. There were seven principal roads from Colombo, the Capital City of ...
  • Paranavitana, K.D. (The International Conference on Land Transportation, Locomotive Heritage and Road Culture - 2017, 2017)
    Colombo was linked with Kandy by a land route in the 18th century as the Kandyan and the Dutch authorities needed each other for mutual existence. The entire Colombo-Kandy route can be divided into two main sectors, firstly ...
  • Abeysinghe, A. (The International Conference on Land Transportation, Locomotive Heritage and Road Culture - 2017, 2017)
    Travel and tourism is a large income generator in Sri Lanka. As such, train travel plays a significant role in promoting tourism, rendering tourists local and overseas an exceptional travelling experience as well as a ...
  • Vettivelautham, P. (The International Conference on Land Transportation, Locomotive Heritage and Road Culture - 2017, 2017)
    Reaching to a place or migrating to place to place is very common feature in the human life. The passage for human needs had caused gradually to find the route system in the past. The culture and civilizations were developed ...
  • Munasinghe, I. (The International Conference on Land Transportation, Locomotive Heritage and Road Culture - 2017, 2017)
    The scope of this study includes a presentation of the development of the construction of the Uva railway from Peradeniya to Badulla during the period from 1872 to 1924. The construction of the Uva railway of 111 miles ...
  • de Zoysa, A.; Dissanayake, G.R. (The International Conference on Land Transportation, Locomotive Heritage and Road Culture - 2017, 2017)
    Modernized Ceylon under Dutch and British occupation marks paradigm shifts of transportation in three phases: Elephant-Horse-Palanquin- Sailing Ships through Bullock Cart- Horse Drawn Carriage to Train-Automobile -Steam ...
  • de Zoysa, A. (The International Conference on Land Transportation, Locomotive Heritage and Road Culture - 2017, 2017)
    From a larger research on the “Rediscovery of Anuradhapura” by the British Orientalists and its elevation from a “Buried City” to a “Holy City”, I wish to present how modern transport enhanced pilgrims to visit Anuradhapura ...
  • De Silva, A.P.U. (The International Conference on Land Transportation, Locomotive Heritage and Road Culture - 2017, 2017)
    Today there is a new trend to develop websites for government institutes to distribute information to the general public. Besides, the concept of e-government and e- governance have become popular at present. But many ...
  • Ahmad, A.; Kumar, A. (The International Conference on Land Transportation, Locomotive Heritage and Road Culture - 2017, 2017)
    Transport is a part of our day to day lives, and in seeing cars, everyone feels a connection and pride in owning it. In India the first car ran on roads in 1897. Prior to independence in the 1940s India had no automobile ...
  • Kumar, A. (The International Conference on Land Transportation, Locomotive Heritage and Road Culture - 2017, 2017)
    In the South Asian world, the first and second centuries CE gives a new dimension to Buddhism and its pilgrimage with the rise of Buddha image in human form. Whether the image originated in Mathura school of Art or Gandhara ...
  • Dehigama, K. (The International Conference on Land Transportation, Locomotive Heritage and Road Culture - 2017, 2017)
    A considerable body of literature highlights that the survival of Kandyan Kingdom from western invasion was mainly caused by geographical barriers and ancient travel rules and procedures practiced. Thus, the construction ...
  • Peiris, S.N. (The International Conference on Land Transportation, Locomotive Heritage and Road Culture - 2017, 2017)
    Elephant is the largest creature living on the land of the planet earth. There is a very long history when considering the relationship between elephant and human being. This study is based on the methods used in transporting ...
  • Santiago, A. (The International Conference on Land Transportation, Locomotive Heritage and Road Culture - 2017, 2017)
    The building of cities and the construction of bridges is a response to an ontological challenge. The challenge emerges from Space being the inevitable habitus of the social. This social imperative brings with it the ...
  • Ponniah, J. (The International Conference on Land Transportation, Locomotive Heritage and Road Culture - 2017, 2017)
    Though India is a secular country, Indian secularism, unlike its European version, is neither anti-religion nor religion-neutral. Rather it believes in the equal treatment of all religions and accommodates the religious ...
  • Kumarage, A.S. (The International Conference on Land Transportation, Locomotive Heritage and Road Culture - 2017, 2017)
    History is shaped by diverse factors, among them the access to land, its occupation and use.Sri Lanka’s own history underlines the impact that emerging transport technology had on government, settlement and trade. Being ...
  • Varija, V.; Ramabrahmam, V. (The International Conference on Land Transportation, Locomotive Heritage and Road Culture - 2017, 2017)
    The Silk Roads were an interconnected web of routes linking the ancient societies of East, South, Central, and Western Asia, and the Mediterranean. It contributed to the development of many of the world's great civilizations ...
  • Paranavitana, N. (The International Conference on Land Transportation, Locomotive Heritage and Road Culture - 2017, 2017)
    The involvement of cultural and political constructions embedded in the travel records has enabled critical awareness of the implication of travel and travel writings in colonial powers structures and it has given a new ...
  • Perera, A.L.N.P. (The International Conference on Land Transportation, Locomotive Heritage and Road Culture - 2017, 2017)
    One of the milestones and landmarks of human evolution is the domestication of animals. The significant feature of this process which began some 1500 years ago was that the ox which was tamed and domesticated has been of ...
  • Randilini, K.A.S. (The International Conference on Land Transportation, Locomotive Heritage and Road Culture - 2017, 2017)
    The paper based on Land Transportation, Locomotive Heritage and Road Culture would be mainly focused on Railways, Tramway as well as vehicles during the last century of Sri Lanka. The legislative enactments of Ceylon ...
  • Ariyasinghe, D.A.G. (The International Conference on Land Transportation, Locomotive Heritage and Road Culture - 2017, 2017)
    In 1864, rail was introduced to Sri Lanka by the British administration as a mode of transportation to distribute coffee from the hill country to the colonial capital, Colombo. Later, even when the tea plantation transcended ...

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