Dr. Gooneratne on Knox in the Kandyan Kingdom

Dr. Brendon Gooneratne will speak on ‘History of Robert Knox in the Kandyan Kingodm’ in the 40th lecture in the Monthly Lecture series of the National Trust of Sri Lanka to be held on Thursday, May 31. The venue will be the HNB Auditorium, 22nd Floor, HNB Towers, 479 T.B. Jayah Mawatha, Colombo 10 at 6.30 p.m.

Dr. Gooneratne is a Doctor of Medicine, research scientist, author, environmentalist ,historian, collector and expert on old books and maps of Ceylon.

He has travelled the length and breadth of Sri Lanka and studied and written about its wild life, history and environment. He has written four books on History and one on Medicine for Butterworths of London.

In this lecture Dr. Gooneratne will give an account of Robert Knox in the Kandyan Kingdom. Robert Knox sailed on his father’s ship which was trading under the English East India Company. In 1659 at the end of a trading venture in India, the main mast of the ship was lost in a cyclone off the south coast of India and the ship limped with difficulty onto the Kottiyar Bay in Trincomalee for repairs.

He was captured and detained by the King of Kandy for nearly twenty years. Dr. Gooneratne will speak on the experiences of Knox and his companions during their stay in the Kandyan Kingdom as recorded by him following his escape.

Top to the page  |  E-mail  |  views[1]
SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend
Other Plus Articles
Designing in an evolving India
Tanya’s rising star
Letters to the Editor
Shehan wins Commonwealth Writers’ Asia Prize
When a small black disc moves across the face of the Sun
Crocodile tales from the 19th century
Another understated work both enjoyable and disturbing
Dr. Gooneratne on Knox in the Kandyan Kingdom
Transitions and transformations of caste and social status
Getting the hang of lingerie in New York
Bejewelled Batik
Where to munch in the crunch
Babel of tongues: A fable in three parts
Free assessment camp to launch Cerebral Palsy awareness week
Strudels add more flavour at Hilton


Reproduction of articles permitted when used without any alterations to contents and a link to the source page.
© Copyright 1996 - 2012 | Wijeya Newspapers Ltd.Colombo. Sri Lanka. All Rights Reserved | Site best viewed in IE ver 8.0 @ 1024 x 768 resolution