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John Still was an English archaeologist and author, known for his discoveries at Sigiriya and his book "The Jungle Tide". He was educated at Winchester College. In 1911 he was appointed as an assistant to Norman Rowsell of the Ceylon Labour Commission and he was also a Secretary of the Ceylon Planters Society. He also became an Archaeological Surveyor and Assistant Archaeological Commissioner in the Department of Archaeology. He wrote several works on the history of Sri Lanka including "Ancient Capitals of Ceylon", "Tantrimalai", and "Index to the Mahavamsa". His book “A Prisoner in Turkey”, published by The Bodley Head. His book "Poems in Captivity", published by John Lane of London in 1919. He married Winifred Mary née Evans. They had two children.
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