Written by Staff Writer
08 Dec, 2016 | 7:43 pm
Nineteen individuals who were charged with treason for leading the 1818 Uva- Wellassa Revolution have been pardoned by President Maithripala Sirisena.
Issuing a release, the President’s Media Unit quotes the President as saying that these nineteen individuals fought on behalf of the freedom of Sri Lanka as patriots.
The 19 individuals include:
Kataragama Maha Bethme-Rate Rala
Kataragama Kuda Bethme-Rate Rala
Kohu Kumbure Walawwe Rate Rala
Kohu Kumbure Walawwe Mohottale
Bute-we Rate Rala
Bhagini-Gaha-Wela Rate Rala
Maha Badulle Gammane Rate – Rala
and – Palle – Mal-Hiyya-we Gamithi-Rale
Sir Robert Brownrigg, the then governor of the British rule in Sri Lanka had issued a notification which named and shamed those who took part in 1818 Uva-Wellassa Uprising as traitors.
That notification was made void after President Maithripala Sirisena signed the special decree today.
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