Symposia & Conferences: Recent submissions

  • Kottahachchi, K.C. (The International Conference on Land Transportation, Locomotive Heritage and Road Culture - 2017, 2017)
    Transport was an important aspect of the day today life of the ancient Sri Lankans. Since ancient times different transport facilities were used and available for the king, higher officers and the general public too. The ...
  • Kodithuwakku, K. (The International Conference on Land Transportation, Locomotive Heritage and Road Culture - 2017, 2017)
    Different kinds of carts and chariots have been added to the transport system in the course of history and they can be identified among the Buddhist temple paintings in Sri Lanka, particularly in the low-country. Among ...
  • Widyarathne, S. (The International Conference on Land Transportation, Locomotive Heritage and Road Culture - 2017, 2017)
    The 19the Century was destined to be an era which evoked a profound socio-economic transformation in Sri Lanka. The expansion of plantation agriculture, development of road ways inside the island and later railway lines ...
  • Vijailakshmi, U.R. (The International Conference on Land Transportation, Locomotive Heritage and Road Culture - 2017, 2017)
    Microhistory in a sense, captures the life of ordinary people during extraordinary circumstances or during macro-historical events. The purpose of this paper is to bring out the life style of the Sangam Tamils through the ...
  • Gunarathna, N.U. (The International Conference on Land Transportation, Locomotive Heritage and Road Culture - 2017, 2017)
    A course/ path that is used for transportation between two or more pointsis known as a “Road”. Since the Anuradhapura Period, Sri Lankan Civilization had a road network that connected major cities with the Capital city. ...
  • Bandyopadhyay, N. (The International Conference on Land Transportation, Locomotive Heritage and Road Culture - 2017, 2017)
    Freight and people movement have been important factors for economic systems from ancient times to the modern globalized world. Utilizing available technology and resources initially with land animalsand wind for maritime ...
  • Nishanthi, M. (The International Conference on Land Transportation, Locomotive Heritage and Road Culture - 2017, 2017)
    It is possible to understand how old society was, by studying paintings. The main purpose of this phenomenon is to study the transport methods used to travel in ancient society. Prehistoric paintings and paintings found ...
  • Thilakarathna, K.C.M.; Ranasinghe, W.M.N.D. (The International Conference on Land Transportation, Locomotive Heritage and Road Culture - 2017, 2017)
    Sri Lanka’s rail transportation was pioneered and developed by the Britishers after capturing the Kandyan kingdom in 1815. England was where the railway transportation emerged as a viable solution to all hindrances in ...
  • Thilakarathna, K.C.M.; Ranasinghe, W.M.N.D. (The International Conference on Land Transportation, Locomotive Heritage and Road Culture - 2017, 2017)
    Sri Lanka’s rail transportation was pioneered and developed by the Britishers after capturing the Kandyan kingdom in 1815. England was where the railway transportation emerged as a viable solution to all hindrances in ...
  • Dasture, P. (The International Conference on Land Transportation, Locomotive Heritage and Road Culture - 2017, 2017)
    Transportation has continually played an essential part in the vicissitudes and vagaries that occurred in the life of man since ages. Man, was the first means of conveyance, followed by the sledge and the wheel, which ...
  • Johns, J. (The International Conference on Land Transportation, Locomotive Heritage and Road Culture - 2017, 2017)
    The Silk Road which passed through Central Asia to the East- linked the West with regions like India and China, facilitating the trade of silk and other commodities like horses and tea, but as a by-product, exchange of ...
  • Johar, S.; Chopra, K. (The International Conference on Land Transportation, Locomotive Heritage and Road Culture - 2017, 2017)
    In the Mughal period, there was a large flow of people and goods along the Agra- Lahore Highway. To support the transit along the Mughal route, there were few infrastructure built up along the roadways like kos-minars, ...
  • Chatterjee, S. (The International Conference on Land Transportation, Locomotive Heritage and Road Culture - 2017, 2017)
    Serampore is an old tract or region of Hooghly between the dry bed of the river Saraswati and Hooghly. Serampore and its adjacent areas were under the administrative control of Saptagram Government and were under the ...
  • Koreti, S.I. (The International Conference on Land Transportation, Locomotive Heritage and Road Culture - 2017, 2017)
    Transport is an important infrastructure indispensable for the development process of a country. Without proper means of transport and communications it may not be possible for any government to administer a vast country ...
  • Dwivedi, R.K. (The International Conference on Land Transportation, Locomotive Heritage and Road Culture - 2017, 2017)
    The paper presents the evolution of cultures from the footprints to highways through the ages between India and Sri Lanka. It focuses on the theoretical aspects of mobility of people, ideas and culture through the land, ...
  • Samaratunga, I. (The International Conference on Land Transportation, Locomotive Heritage and Road Culture - 2017, 2017)
    The subjected road of this study is called Colombo-Kandy A1, which was an alternative to the early Colombo-Kandy route which passes through Hanwella, Ruwanwella and Balana. After defeating the Uva-Wellassa uprising in 1818; ...
  • Wijesuriya, D. (The International Conference on Land Transportation, Locomotive Heritage and Road Culture - 2017, 2017)
    In this research paper on industrial archaeology, the intent is to demonstrate how novel modern transport from Europe was established and integrated into late 19th century Ceylonese society known for its deeply rooted ...
  • Herath, O.V. (The International Conference on Land Transportation, Locomotive Heritage and Road Culture - 2017, 2017)
    As Martti I. Jaatinen, a Finnish architect defined a good road in his book entitled “Tie suomalaisessa maisemassa” (The Road in the Finnish Landscape) in 1967, “A good road is a living, total work that arises from a vision, ...
  • Haider, S.M.; Batool, S. (The International Conference on Land Transportation, Locomotive Heritage and Road Culture - 2017, 2017)
    The history of Pakistan Railways is rooted in the North Western Railways established in 1884, following amalgamation of the Punjab, Scinde and the Delhi Railways dating back to 1850s. The railways landscape in the country, ...
  • Badikillaya, G.U. (The International Conference on Land Transportation, Locomotive Heritage and Road Culture - 2017, 2017)
    This paper is an attempt to understand how the Buddhist pilgrimage centres in India came into existence, who started the trail, what motivated devotees to undertake such travels, the route charting and its spread from the ...

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