The governor’s palace, Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka A Love story from Ceylon : The British Governor General Sir Thomas Maitland’s mansion and the Rodi (mestizo) Dancer The Reason why we call Galkissa, Mount Lavinia Sir Thomas Maitland was assigned to Ceylon ( Sri Lanka ) as the British Governor General during the period of 1805–1811. Governor Maitland was a 46 year old bachelor who decided to construct his country residence on a breathtaking beachfront property at “Galkissa” ( Mount Lavinia ).  He was also known as “King Tom” and described in a biography as “a great human force, controlled by an iron will”. ...

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