2nd Kandyan War

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2nd Kandyan War
1815
Chronological list of Wars and Campaigns
Kandy.jpg
Location: Sri Lanka
Combatants:
British Sinhalese
Result: British victory
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Category:
2nd Kandyan War
Trichinopoly & Ceylon

Summary

Nobles intriguing against the Kandyan king appealed to the British who invaded, deposed the monarch and caused the Kandyan Convention to be signed. This effectually handed sovereignty to the British Crown.

British Forces

Colombo Contingent

Galle Contingent

Trincomalee Contingent

Batticaloa Contingent

Negombo Contingent

External Links

1st and 2nd Kandyan War (Ceylon) 1798-1818 The British Empire website
2nd Kandian War 1815 Wikipedia

Historical books on-line

"Ceylon, a general description of the island and its inhabitants; with an historical sketch of the conquest of the colony by the English" by Henry Marshall 1846 - English Period 1815 Google Books