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Civic heraldry of Sri Lanka

CHILAUW(now Chilaw)

Arms (crest) of Chilauw

Official blazon


The arms show a single Dutch merchant ships. The meaning thereof I do not know.

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

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Literature : Silva, de and Beumer, Illustrations and views of Dutch Ceylon 1602-1796, 1988.