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Kaluwila Mee Tree

Kaluwila Mee Tree
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The Kaluwila Mee Tree (also known as Kaluwila Mee Gasa) was an old tree situated in Kaluwila village in Anuradhapura District Sri Lanka. The tree which was standing on the bund of Kaluwila Wewa fell down on the ground in March 2017.

It was a Mee tree (scientific name: Madhuca longifolia), a tree belonging to the family Sapotaceae. As per the beliefs of locals, this tree had a history associated with Robert Knox (1641-1720 A.D.), an English sea captain who lived in Sri Lanka for 19 years as a captive of King Rajasinghe II (1635-1687 A.D.) of Kandy. Knox is said to have rested under this tree and a reference to this tree is found in his manuscript "A Historical Relation of the Island Ceylon".
 
See also
#) Historical and Memorial Trees in Sri Lanka
#) Robert Knox Memorial, Lagundeniya
#) Robert Knox's Tamarind Tree, Muttur
 
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This page was last updated on 3 April 2022
For a complete tourist map follow this link: Lankapradeepa Tourist Map

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