Ceylon, British / King George V

Ceylon, British - King George V (6 May 1910 - 20 January 1936)

In 1796 the British first entered the island and gained control of the coastal areas from the Dutch. After the Kandyan Wars and the signing of the Kandyan Convention in 1815 the island recognized the King of England as the King of Kandy, hence the British Monarch. This ended 2357 years of Sri Lankan monarchy. The Monarchs of Ceylon lasted from 1815 to 1972.

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King George V: Details
CountryCeylon, British
From6 May 1910
To20 January 1936
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NameCeylon, British
From1796
To1972
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