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Fifty Years in Ceylon (1818-1868) is an autobiography of Thomas Skinner, who was Commissioner of Public Works in Ceylon, an erstwhile colony of Britain. Skinner has drawn his portrait vigorously and unostentatiously. He began his public life in Ceylon at a time when the interior of the country was almost inaccessible and roads and other means of communication were unknown. It is due to the indefatigable energy and zeal that a network of roads nearly 8,000 miles was made possible. He retired as Surveyor General and Commissioner of Public Works.