Western Province, Sri Lanka Genealogy
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Guide to Western Province family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
History[edit | edit source]
Parts of present-day Western Province were part of the pre-colonial Kingdom of Kotte. The province then came under Portuguese, Dutch and British control and in 1815 the British gained control of the entire island of Ceylon. They divided the island into three ethnic based administrative structures: Low Country Sinhalese, Kandyan Sinhalese and Tamil.
The Western Province was part of the Low Country Sinhalese administration.
Church Records[edit | edit source]
- 1677-1990 - Sri Lanka, Colombo District, Dutch Reformed Church Records, 1677-1990 at FamilySearch — index and images
- 1708-1798 - Correspondence between the Dutch Reformed Church at Wolvendaal and other churches in Sri Lanka, 1708-1798