Nice view of the past...a drawing that shows an important event in Sri Lanka's history...with this incident ended the monarchy on the island...Thanks Ravindra!
Sri Vikrama Rajasinha (1780 - January 30, 1832) was the last of four Kings, to rule the last Sinhalese monarchy of the Kingdom of Kandy in Sri Lanka. The Nayak Kings were Telugu Buddhists that spoke Tamil. The King was eventually deposed by the British under the terms of the Kandyan Convention, in 1815, ending over 2300 years of Sinhalese monarchy on the island. The island was incorporated into the British Empire, and Sri Vikrama Rajasinha was succeeded by George III, as monarch of British Ceylon.
The capture of the king Sri Wickrama Rajasingha (drawing shows) was effected by the rebel chief Ekneligoda Dissawa, one of the henchman of Ehelapola, a Minister at the Royal Court of Kandy.
Ancient Sri Lanka - Medieval Eras
(Issued 12 -06-2015)