In September last year, we did a review on Chamikara Pilapitiya’s book titled ‘Maha Nuwara Yugaye Apprakata Viththi’.
Mr Pilapitiya visited the College again with a copy of a rare Battle Map of the Dutch invasion of Kandy in 1765. The map was given to College as a gift, and handed over to the Acting Principal Dr Nalin Wikramanayake and Co-Vice Principal Mr Ananda Marasinghe.
The map shows a detailed description of the trench lines and the gun batteries in and around the town of Kandy, which was used by the Kandyan army to attack the invading Dutch army in 1765.
The original map is available in Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.