Matara

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Arms (crest) of Matara
MATARA

Country : Sri Lanka
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Origin/meaning

The arms show a bridge over the Nilwala ganga and a Martello tower. Why these symbols were chosen is not known, as neither of these was present in the town....

The above image dates from a manuscript dating from 1717/1720. The town currently does not use arms.

Literature: Silva, de and Beumer, 1988.


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