British expedition to Ceylon

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Battle of Ceylon
Date February 1803 - 1804
Location Sri Lanka
Result British victory
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka United Kingdom United Kingdom
Commanders and leaders
Unknown Unknown

In 1803 British forces attacked inland on Ceylon, taking Kandy in February 1803 but then losing it to counterattacking Sinhalese forces in June 1803. In 1804 British forces on Ceylon again took Kandy but were forced to evacuate the city later same year.

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