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Name?[edit]

Does anyone know why the English name of the city is "Kandy"? Some mention of this in the article might be worthwhile. Bodhitha 21:14, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

> nevermind, just noticed that has been added. Bodhitha 21:15, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

The sinhalese word for mountain "Kanda" has become "Kandy" as per the history.

- added by 203.143.41.67 on 2006-10-9

Can someone who knows more than I do please reconcile this from the intro:

The name Kandy is derived from the Sinhalese kanda u?a pas ra?a, literally "the five districts on the mountain". The Portuguese shortened this to "Candea", using the name for both the kingdom and its capital Senkadagalapura.

with this from the history section:

The present name Kandy, an anglicized version of Kanda Uda Rata ("the land of mountains") originated in the colonial era.

I'm removing the line in the history section because we don't need both. It duplicates/contradicts the other line. If the intro one is less accurate, feel free to fix it. - Paul (talk) 01:22, 25 November 2007 (UTC)


Weasel words?[edit]

What weasel words? Can somebody point them out to me please? DocSubster 21:44, 23 November 2006 (UTC)

Well, I removed a lot of the weasel words already, and I have also removed the tag. But still, the following phrases still are not encyclopedic and/or somewhat "weasely":
  • "Kandyans remained free" - 1) the Kandyans weren't free, it was a feudalistic society where only the king was "free" 2) it wasn't the Kandyans but the political entity that was "free" 3) "free" is the wrong word, should be "(politically) independent", free sounds glorifying
  • "None of the colonial powers could take Kandy by force." - again glorification, and also citation needed
  • "richness"
  • "colourful and vibrant"
Check the earlier version and you will know what I meant by weasel words ...
By the way, the history section now repeats itself, it needs to be merged or divided into subsections so that there is a general overview first and the details on the invasions follow under a separate sub-heading.
Cheers, Krankman 09:32, 27 November 2006 (UTC)


Tudors?[edit]

It was alleged on this page that "The British deposed the king, Sri Wikrama Rajasingha, and all claimants to the throne, thus ending the last traditional monarchy of Sri Lanka, and replaced it with their House of Tudor." I'm no expert on British escapades in Sri Lanka, but if deposition (?) happened in 1815, the Tudors had been off the throne for over 200 years. The future George IV was acting as regent, making this the Georgian period, or House of Hanover, but I think it's all a bit much. I changed it to 'their monarchy', and learnt a lot in the process. the1james 21:59, 12 February 2007 (GMT)

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