The postman's bell, still a welcome ring
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Sri Lanka, Sept. 14 -- Today we live in a digitally dominated world. We communicate using various gadjets of technology. Over the past six months, Zoom chats have become vital for corporate executives and schoolchildren. Two hundred years ago, the island of Ceylon was experiencing a new dimension of communication - the use of letters sent and received through postal service.
As children, hearing the postman's bell was a moment of delight to receive a birthday card or letter, and checking out the new stamps on the envelope. The postman attired in khaki uniform, riding his black Raleigh bicycle was a welcome friend. He was a messenger who delivered good news, and at times, he delivered bad news of someone's death, often through a telegram....
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