The British Period – (1796-1948 A.D)

The British who assumed rule of the low country in 1796 and captured the Kandyan Kingdom in 1815, were more tolerant towards religion unlike their predecessors, they did not interfere with the worship of the people. Neither did they support or promote it. So Kelaniya temple once again fell into a state of neglect and disrepair.

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  1. With this new government with the four rajapasha brothers will bring the old glory back to Buddhism. With the blessings of the noble triple gems alll Buddhist people should wake up to build the best nation….. And live a happy life with the minority.
    Upanda sita karapu paw netha warak vandoth kelaniye.

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