C.M.G Thomas Skinner

  • C.M.G Thomas Skinner

Major Thomas Skinner’s contribution to the plantation industry is as notable as any other. In an evolving enterprise that required multifaceted skills, Skinner was a great road-builder and surveyor, a vital cog in the success of the plantation industry. In particular, Skinner is credited with constructing the Colombo-Kandy highway. His career spanned 40-years and commenced under Governor Sir Edward Barnes. Skinner was appointed Surveyor General and Commissioner of Highways

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