British Ceylon
British Ceylon (Sinhala: Britanya Lankava Tamil: பிரித்தானிய இலங்கை Birithaniya Ilangai), known contemporaneously as Ceylon, was a British Crown colony between 1815 and 1948. At first the ar...
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Dutch Ceylon
Dutch Ceylon was a governorate established in present-day Sri Lanka by the Dutch East India Company. It existed from 1640 until 1796.In the early 17th century, Sri Lanka was partly ruled by the Portug...
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Kandian Wars
The Kandyan Wars (or the Kandian Wars) refers generally to the period of warfare between the British colonial forces and the Kingdom of Kandy, on the island of what is now present day Sri Lanka, betwe...
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Kandyan Convention
The Kandyan Convention was an agreement signed on the 10th of March 1815 between the British and the Chiefs of the Kandyan Kingdom, in Sri Lanka for the deposition of rule King Sri Vikrama Rajasinha. ...
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Uva Rebellion
The Great Rebellion of 1817–1818, also known as the 1818 Uva-Wellassa Uprising (after the two places it had started), or simply the Uva Rebellion, was the third Kandyan War with the British, in what i...
Burgher people
Burgher people, also known simply as Burghers, are a Eurasian ethnic group in Sri Lanka descended from Portuguese, Dutch, British and other Europeans who settled in the island. who held the maritime p...
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British governors of Ceylon
The British Governor of Ceylon was an official who ruled British Ceylon during the British colonial period between 1798 and 1948.Upon the end of British rule and the creation of Dominion of Ceylon in ...
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Sri Lankan independence movement
The Sri Lankan independence movement was a peaceful political movement which aimed at achieving independence and self-rule for Ceylon from the British Empire. It was initiated around the turn of the 2...
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Lascarins
Lascarins (or Lascareen or Lascoreen or Lascarine) (Sinhala: ලස්කිරිඤ්ඤ laskirigngna) is a term used in Sri Lanka to identify indigenous soldiers who fought for the Portuguese during the Portugue...
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HMS Uva
HMS Uva was a Royal Navy rest camp at Diyatalawa, in British Ceylon.The camp was reportedly built as a prisoner of war camp for use in the Boer War in 1900, and was used as a Royal Naval Auxiliary Hos...
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Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye
"Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye" (also known as "Johnny We Hardly Knew Ye" or "Johnny I Hardly Knew Ya") is a popular traditional song, sung to the same tune as "When Johnny Comes Marching Home". First publ...
Temperance movement in Sri Lanka
The Temperance movement in Sri Lanka was motivated by Buddhism and anti-colonialism.It was also a front line organisation in the National Independence Movement. Most of the early officers of the socie...