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King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe Prison Cell

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“If you’re in the area”
11 Oct 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank davidwH5800XK
Reviewed 11 October 2018

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...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank hdias
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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Santokh C
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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Anuka C
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.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank DilrukshiH
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.

Date of experience: March 2016
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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

Date of experience: February 2016
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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 .

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank AmilaX
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

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Gayan P
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

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