organized his army. King Dutugemunu announced that he was ready
for the battle. By this time, the Tamil soldiers, who fled in
the face of defeat, had joined the army of Bhalluka.
path to Independence
the surrender of the Kandyan kingdom to the British in 1815, Sri
Lanka lost her independence. The last king, Sri Wickrema Rajasinghe
was deposed and the Kandyan kingdom was vested in the sovereign
of the British Empire.
grandmother was still asleep. It was quite bright outside. ‘It
must be eight. Why hasn’t Naani got up?’ she thought
to herself. She placed her hand on her naani’s forehead.
It felt warm.