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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Portuguese period in Ceylon
Portuguese Ceylon (Portuguese: Ceilão Português) was a Portuguese territory in present-day Sri Lanka, representing a period in Sri Lankan history from 1505–1658. The Portuguese first encountered t...
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Dutch period in 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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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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List of Burgher people
This is a list of Burgher people, who are a Eurasian ethnic group, historically from Sri Lanka, consisting for the most part of male-line descendants of European colonists from the 16th to 20th centu...
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...
James Appathurai
James Appathurai (Tamil: சேம்சு அப்பாதுரை) (born 07-08-1968) is a Canadian journalist and former NATO Spokesperson. He currently serves as the NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Political...
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List of Captain-majors of Ceilão
The following is a list of captain-majors of Portuguese Ceylon. The Portuguese arrived in the Kingdom of Kotte in 1505. By 1551, they had appointed a Captains-major to control the Portuguese occupied ...
Portuguese Burghers
The Portuguese Burghers are an ethnic group in Sri Lanka, of mixed Portuguese and Sri Lankan descent. They are Roman Catholic and spoke the Sri Lanka Indo-Portuguese language, a creole based on Portug...
Quint Ondaatje
Pieter Philips Jurriaan Quint Ondaatje (Colombo, 1758 – Amsterdam, 18 April 1818) was a Dutch patriot and politician. He is called the champion of Dutch democracy.
Ondaatje was born at Colo...
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Danielle de Niese
Danielle de Niese (born 11 April 1979) is an Australian-American lyric soprano. After success as a young child in singing competitions in Australia, she moved to the United States where she developed ...
Pieter Keuneman
Pieter Gerald Bartholomeusz Keuneman (3 October 1917 – 3 January 1997) was a Sri Lankan politician and a Marxist. He was the Cabinet Minister of Housing and Local Government and prominent Member of Pa...
Rosemary Rogers
Rosemary Rogers, née Rosemary Jansz (born 7 December 1932 in Panadura, Ceylon, now Sri Lanka) is a best-selling author of historical romance novels. Her first book, Sweet Savage Love, was published in...
Jamie Durie
Jamie Paul Durie OAM (born 3 June 1970) is an Australian-born award-winning international horticulturalist and landscape designer. He is founder and Director of Durie Design, a television host and pro...
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Jacob de Jong
Jacob de Jong was an acting Governor of Zeylan during the Dutch period in Ceylon. He was appointed in 26 February 1752 and was Governor until 10 September 1752. He was succeeded by Joan Gideon Loten.D...
Anthony Mooyart
Anthony Mooyart (6 December 1698, Jaffna – 1 January 1767, Jaffna) was an acting Governor of Ceylon during the Dutch period in Ceylon. He was appointed in 13 May 1765 and was Governor until 7 August 1...
Gina Zamparelli
Gina N. Zamparelli, is a Los Angeles-based concert promoter.
Gina Zamparelli is the daughter of Sri-Lankan model and Miss Universe title-holder Maureen Hingert and American designer Mario Armond Z...
Abigail (actress)
Abigail Rogan (born 23 July 1946, in London, England), known mononymously as Abigail, is an English television character actress who emigrated to Australia in 1968 and became one of Australia's signif...
Geoff Jansz
Geoff Jansz (born 1958) is a Sri Lankan-born Australian chef and television presenter.
Formerly a pharmacist, graduating with a Bachelor of Pharmacy from the University of Sydney in 1984, Jansz in...
Petrus Albertus van der Parra
Petrus Albertus van der Parra (29 September 1714 – 28 December 1775) was Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies from 1761 to 1775. (See portrait at [1].)
Petrus Albertus van der Parra was born ...
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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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