Notes on the Geography of Sri Lanka: Colombo: Photo 54
Until the recent rise of textiles, the country's main export was tea or--earlier in the 19th Century--coffee. To help speed that export, a railway system was built in the mid-19th Century. Here's the main Colombo station, Fort Station, opened in 1917 but actually the third Fort station.
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