I was looking at Thacker's Indian Directory for 1912 again today and noticed
a section devoted to Ceylon in it. Was mostly Tea Plantations and a
Commerical Directory - but maybe another source of establishing names and
occupations in Ceylon at any given time.
Before you ask ...... Thackers directories can be found at the India Office
Library at the British Museum in London; in Australia there is a good series
at the State Library of NSW; also some in the State Library of WA. I do
NOT know when they first started including a section on Ceylon in these
directories - maybe someone who goes to the OIOC regularly might like to
check and report back.
Sylvia Murphy (in Sydney)