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
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”.