Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Kaluwila Mee Tree

Kaluwila Mee Tree
Photo credit: Google street view

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 belongs to the family Sapotaceae. As per belief 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 Kandyan King Rajasinghe II (1635-1687 A.D.). Knox is said to have rested under this tree and a reference to this tree is found in his manuscript "An Historical Relation of the Island Ceylon".
 
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This page was last updated on 26 September 2021
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