The Parsi Community of Sri Lanka
Among the Parsi’s in Sri Lanka some of the well known names are Captain, Rustomjee, Bharucha, Patel, Mehta, & Modi. A famous ENT surgeon amongst the family in Sri Lanka in the seventies was Dr. Rustomjee. Jimmy Bharucha was also a much loved broadcaster with the English Service of Radio Ceylon which was later renamed to the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. An industrial family business was that of D K Modi. Clock Tower built in Colombo, Sri Lanka by the Khan Family of Bombay around the turn of the century. The Clock Tower is a popular landmark and marks the entrance to Pettah Market. The Clock Tower was built in the early 20th century by the family of Framjee Bhickajee Khan. This Parsi family hailed from Bombay, India and also owned the famous Colombo Oil Mills as well as other business interests in Ceylon, as Sri Lanka was then called.