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Charles Prime (1834-1890)
1890 Obituary 
. . . . In March 1866 he was appointed draughtsman and framer of estimates and Superintending Officer in the Public Works Department of the Government of Ceylon, and at first had charge of the Galle district, under the provincial officer of public works for the Southern Province of Ceylon. He became Acting Provincial Assistant of the North-West Province on the 1st of September, 1874; Provincial Assistant of the Northern Province in 1876; Provincial Assistant, Uva, in 1878, and Provincial Engineer in 1886. Mr. Prime, during the course of his service, carried out a great many important and large public works - public buildings, roads, irrigation works and bridges - among the greatest of which was the large bridge across the wide channel at Elephant Pass, in the Northern Province of Ceylon. . . . [more]