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Published on Tuesday, 21 August 2012 12:20

Tikiri bandara(Srilankamirror) – The 450th anniversary of the battle of Mulleriyawa will be marked at a function on August 23.


Defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa will be the chief guest at the ceremony in front of the Mulleriyawa tank.

On this day in 1562, the Portuguese sent a battalion of 1,600 soldiers to fight Prince Tikiri Bandara, who had been defending the Kingdom of Sitawaka.

But, all the foreign soldiers were killed and Prince Tikiri Bandara was later crowned as King Sitawaka Rajasinghe.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 August 2012 13:31