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Unveiling of statue of King George V, 1916

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/QM 28

Scope and Contents

Contains prints of various sizes, as listed (mounted on card), with descriptions in gold lettering and bound in a red leather volume with the inscription 'Souvenir of the Unveiling of the First Statue of His Majesty the King in the East, at Kalutara South, Ceylon. The Gift of Don Arthur Silva Wijaysinghe Siriwardene, (Sinahalese Chief) The Padikar Mudaliyar, Justice of the Peace, etc., etc. 22nd of July, 1916'. Various printed items have also been inserted.


  • Creation: 1916


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Biographical / Historical

D.A. Silva Wijayasinghe Siriwardene (1888-1949) held the office of Padikar Mudaliyar and was President of the Association of the Chiefs of Ceylon and of the Papal Knights of Burma, India and Ceylon. He was the author of several books, travelled widely and was a Knight of several European orders.


.01 cubic metre(s) (1 boxed album containing 30 images .)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of D.A. Silva Wijaysinghe Siriwardene



Date information

DateText: Predominant date.


D.A. Silva Wijayasinghe Siriwardene

Finding aid date

2002-06-28 17:38:46+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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