The History of Sri Lanka Towards Independance – By Vimukthi Wijayaratne

By Vimukthi Wijayaratne In 1505 (16th century) the Portuguese Lorenzo de Almeida arrived by ship to Colombo. At first he established a friendly relationship with the king of Kotte and began trading cinnamon and spices which was very valuable in Europe. The king of Kotte (who ruled near present day Colombo) gave a goat skin