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Colombepatabendege Jinasena

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Colombepatabendege Jinasena (1873-1932)

1932 Obituary [1]

COLOMBEPATABENDEGE JINASENA founded in 1905 the business of C. Jinasena and Company, who were at that time the only Ceylonese engineering firm. Their activities were connected with mining plant for graphite, and Mr. Jinasena did much to make the task of mining in his country safe. His business ultimately grew to include every branch of mechanical and electrical engineering connected with the tea, rubber, and coconut industries.

He was born in Colombo in 1873, and was trained under the Ceylon Government Railway. He subsequently held various appointments in Ceylon and was engaged for four years on the Colombo harbour works before setting up his own business.

He became an Associate Member of the Institution in 1913, and his death occurred on 29th April 1932.

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