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Battle of Ceylon
DateFebruary 1803 - 1804
LocationSri Lanka
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka United Kingdom United Kingdom
Commanders and leaders
Sri Lanka unknown United Kingdom unknown

In 1803 British forces attacked inland on Ceylon, taking Kandy in February 1803 but then losing it to counterattacking Sinhalese forces in June 1803. In 1804 British forces on Ceylon again took Kandy but were forced to evacuate the city later same year.

See also

  • History of Sri Lanka
  • Kandian Wars

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