|Killing Fields Ceylon- 1818|
The Painting is based on the available references and commentaries from the descendants of the victims of the genocide carried out by the British troops in response to the 1818 Rebellion that started in Uwa-Wellassa. It is said that no male of an age capable of carrying arms was spared, Houses, cattle and grain was decimated. Most of the events are clouded but where there are documentation and stories surviving; the indications of how cruel the British was in the suppression can be glimpsed.
Posted by Prasanna Weerakkody