Diyatalawa

A garrison town in the southern central highlands of Sri Lanka in the Badulla District of Uva Province. It is sited at an altitude of 1,499 metres. It was established as a garrison town by the British in about 1885, and today is the home of the Diyatalawa Garrison of the Sri Lanka Army. The Sri Lanka Military Academy and other military training institutions are also located there. During the South African War, the British established a prisoner of war camp for 5,000 of the 26,000 Boer pows sent off shore during the war. Internment camps for enemy aliens and prisoners of war were also established at Diyatalawa during the first and second world wars.

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Date: 1903 Ref: PA1-f-319 Description: Record of a trip by sea from England to New Zealand, and includes travels in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) on the return journey. Begins with photographs of the ship SS...