Pekoe Trail Podcast – The Fall of The Kandyan Kingdom

1 Oct, 2023

The final hurdle of the British invasion of Sri Lanka was the Kingdom of Kandy. Power plays between native elites and their new colonial masters and a disenchantment with the feudal system led to the last King’s capture and British victory. Three notable battles interrupt the colonial era and Shamara Wettimuny, historian and founder of Itihas – a non-profit organisation that promotes a more inclusive Sri Lanka through a better understanding of its recent history, joins Stuart to decode them.

Original post: The Pekoe Trail