PARKER, Henry. 18?? — 19??. British Engineer and Civil Servant in Ceylon. In 1873-1904 Irrigation Officer at Public Works Department. Interest in ancient reservoirs led him to archaeology.
Publications: “Report on Archaeological discoveries at Tissamaháráma, in the Southern Province of Ceylon”, JRAS-CB 8:27, 1884, 94-191.
– Ancient Ceylon. An Account of the Aborigines and of Part of the Early Civilization. L. 1909.
– Village Folk-Tales of Ceylon. 1-3. 1910-14.
Sources: Wikipedia briefly.