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Gampaha | Hamilton Canal

Hamilton Canal

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An incident which led to the canal been baptized as the Hamilton’s folly or the fool’s canal.Contradictory to the popular belief Hamilton Canal was not a creation of the King of Kotte nor the Dutch but was a later addition by Garvin Hamilton, British Agent of Revenue and Commerce in 1802, who constructed a new canal to the east of the canals created by Sinhalese king and the Dutch.


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