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King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe Prison Cell

Bank of Ceylon Mawatha | Colombo 1, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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30 Jul 2017
“A historical monument you can easily miss”
27 Dec 2017
“What's all the fuss about....????”
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Bank of Ceylon Mawatha | Colombo 1, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Santokh C
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

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....More

Thank Anuka C
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

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.

Thank DilrukshiH
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Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

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.

Thank TorontoMusicman
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Reviewed 3 March 2016

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:...More

Thank Kertesz
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Reviewed 30 July 2015

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 .

Thank AmilaX
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Reviewed 29 July 2015

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

Thank Gayan P
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Reviewed 10 April 2015 via mobile

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...More

Thank SE s
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Reviewed 1 January 2015

i was saddened to note the size of the cell knowing that the last King of Lanka spent his last days here before being deported to Madras, India. This is an archeological site located in the car park of the Ceylinco building, opposite the World...More

Thank ArjunaJ
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

This is situated at Fort just under Ceylinco tower, This is right in front of Bank of Ceylon and Twin towers. If you at Galle face you can walk across to this place and Dutch hospital. Unless you go and search of this place you...More

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