Friday, February 12, 2021

Bomure Memorial

Bomure Memorial is a commemorative pillar situated in Mada-mahanuwara village in Kandy District, Sri Lanka.

It was erected in 1908 by Robert Chalmers (a British Governor of Ceylon) in order to commemorate the capture of King Sri Vikrama Rajasinghe (1798-1815 A.D.) at this site (Rajapakse, 2016). Rajasinghe was the last king of Sri Lanka who was finally captured by the British on 18 February 1815 while he was hiding in a house at Udapitivala (Abeyawardana, 2004). He was brought to Colombo and temporarily imprisoned in a house in Fort area, until he was deported to Vellore in Madras (India) on 24 January 1816.

The pillar is 3.69 m tall and stands on a small plot of land (Abeyawardana, 2004). The inscription engraved on it says; 
Sri Wickrama Rajasinha captured here 18 February 1815

References
1) Abeyawardana, H.A.P., 2004. Heritage of Kandurata: Major natural, cultural and historic sites. Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka. pp.107-108.
2) Rajapakse, S., 2016. Pauranika Sthana Ha Smaraka: Mahanuwara Distrikkaya (In Sinhala). Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka. ISBN:955-9159-34-8. p.140.

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This page was last updated on 13 February 2021
For a complete tourist map follow this link: Lankapradeepa Tourist Map

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