King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe Prison Cell

King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe Prison Cell, Colombo

King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe Prison Cell

King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe Prison Cell
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David W
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam2,161 contributions
Family
Not worth driving to see, but if you’re in the area you can stop and look. More of a concrete block with a plaque on it, tucked in the corner of a parking lot. Not something to come too far to see.
Written January 19, 2019
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hdias
Reigate, UK408 contributions
Solo
This so called monument was first opened to the public in the late 1960's. It is largely forgotten today and not worth a special trip.

There has been detailed archaeological research (Sri Lanka Archaeology) which proves that this was not the prison cell of the last King of Kandy.
Written October 11, 2018
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Santokh C
13 contributions
Family
Teeny weeny little " cell" and out guide was not even sure if factually the King was actually held there ! Do all in all fuss about nothing!!!
Ok to visit if in the area but do not make a special trip to it
Written December 27, 2017
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Anuka C
206 contributions
Solo
At the intersection of Bank of Ceylon road and Janadhipathi road in the Celynco headquarters parking lot, a small fish scale patterned roofed building is recognized as the prison cell of last king of Ceylon (Sri Lanka), although it leads to many arguments between archeologists.
On 18th February 1815, the king SRI WICRAMA RAJASINHA and his relatives were captured by British army and brought to Colombo in March 1815 and imprisoned in this chamber near the south gateway of Colombo Fort. On 24th January 1816 the king and relatives were embarked to Vellore in India. He lived there as a prisoner and died in 1832. This chamber has a unique architecture with its one wall has been finished in oval shape and with dome shape roof. Inside of the cell there are portraits of king and queen and the flag of Senkadagala Kingdom, which is the foundation to the current national flag if Sri Lanka.
Written July 30, 2017
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DilrukshiH
Colombo, Sri Lanka2,672 contributions
Couples
Nice museum, unfortunately not well advertised. hardly known by the people.
This place has a lot of history, so it should be given more prominence.
Written January 22, 2017
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TorontoMusicman
Toronto993 contributions
Couples
A small "cell" where the last king of Kandy was supposedly imprisoned.
It is worth a look if you happen to visit the Dutch Hospital.
Written March 25, 2016
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Yoav K
Budapest, Hungary971 contributions
Couples
It took me two round around the block to find it.We asked the locals but they had no idea what we wanted. Finally when once again we walked near the tall black fence I saw it mirrored by the building inside the yard.
Exact location: at the very corner of Janadhipathi and Bank of Ceylon st.Entrance from Bank of Ceylon st.right behind the guard's stand.
The guard let us in and there it is: the orange cell.By now you know the history of the cell although some claim it was actually a British guard room.But we don't mind.We insisted and we found it.
Maybe one day the tourist authorities will mark with big signs the monuments in the city.
Anyway,it's there ! Don't give up !
Written March 3, 2016
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Amila Perera
Gampaha, Sri Lanka427 contributions
Solo
There is a quite a doubt on the claim but the place is now used as a car park and never have seen anyone visiting to see the monument .
Written July 30, 2015
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Gayan P
Colombo, Sri Lanka1,094 contributions
This is a British period store room and not a prison cell as stated on the plaque. The king had evidently never been brought near this
Written July 29, 2015
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SEs
London, UK25,876 contributions
This historic monument which is the end of the Kandyan Kingdom is in a car park of a business establishment.You will not see it as its blocked by vehicles.Vehicles are parked so close that you do not have even a feet between the vehicles and the monument.You must visit and see history.
Written April 10, 2015
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