The London Gazette, Aug 3 1815

]8215[ M of February, a letter from the Lieutenant-Colo- neJ, dated at Ganeiteynne, oil the 2d, informed, that the advance of that division, under Major Moffatt, of the 1st Ceylon regiment, having been detached to support a patrole which was conceived to be in danger,.had advanced so near the fortified post which commands the Ralani Pass, that it was deemed advisable to attack it and it had been car­ried, after a trifling opposition. At Attypittya, on the 4th, I received Major Hook’s report, dated from Gerigumme the preceding day, apprizing me that he had taken possession of that strong position and the neighbouring hill fort of Galgederahj with hardly any resistance, and no loss. On the 6th- I rtacbed Gunitcvnne, where it 4 9 became necessary to halt for some days, to give rime for the concentration of the divisions advan­cing from Trincomalee and the cast side of the Kandian territory. Lieutennnt-Colouel O'Connell was. encamped here, and Major Moffatt posted at Amenoopoora, one mile and a half beyond the pass, and a free communication open between the two corps. Here the Aktfiar Molligodde, by a message through Mr. D ’Oyley, requested permission to sur­render himself with the banners and records of cue four Kurles, of which he is De£save, having re­ceived intimation of the escape of his family from Kandy. My consent being signified to him, he, on the 8th February, came into camp instate, attended by a uumber of Chiefs of the four Korles, who had not previously appeared, and formally gave up the insignia and records of his De>save into the hands of Mr. D ’Oyley, whom I had de-*m puted as Commissioner on the part of the Hritish Goixrauuait. n rmifar u-tth him. Learning by reports from Major Kelly, com­manding the 3<1 division, and proceeding through the province of SaffVagam and Onrah towards the 1 ndulgaslnha Pas?, that he could be sufficiently ad­vanced to support a forward movement on the part nf Lieuten/.nt-Colouel O’Connell and Major Hook's divisions, I,,on the lOfh, directed Lien tenant-Co­ lonel O’Connell to ascend the- 1 J >and occupy Major Moffalt’s position, sending his detachment a little in advance and on the evening ot the same day, I joined the camp at Aruonoopoora. 'i'he Adikar Cheympola, who had followed my progress as far as Ganitcyune, proposed tot \kc :i (iifierent route from thence, and being furnished with an escort of about hity men, proceeded up the mountains, by a road to the right, leading into the province of Oiidinoora, the inhabitants of which he was desirous to communicate with. Late in the evening oi the 11th, a report was brought to Mr. D'Oyley, ihat a division of the. British troops, supposed to he that commanded by Major Hook, had reached Kattugastotte, a ferry of the great river called Mahavilliganga, about three miles di> ja»t- from Kandy rhaf'che King had quitted the capital, and that the defences Go-at narooha, another ferry of ti:e same river, about an equal distance from the city, were abandoned. A patrole, sent forward during th-i night, under the command of Major Browtlrigg, reached Go- narooha early in the morning, and, fording the river* ascertained the truth of the intelligence in all its parts. Batteries of gr?at extent cre'’ <'r here, reaching from the commonplace of crosMis> for a considerable distance along the opposite bai.k, and commanding the ford but were entirely de­stitute of either men or guns. Hideous objects ot* the King’s resentment here presented themselves, in the remains of poor wretches stuck upon poles on Doth sides of the river, seven of which were full in view at the ferry, and the whole number counted in that neighbourhood was nineteen. Major Moflatt, with the advance of the 2nd di»i - siou, being a few miles in front of the general encampment, was, by Major Brownrigg, on his return with the patrole, directed to proceed for­ward to Gonarooha, in consequence of my orders to that effect. On learning the foregoing particulars, I,on tha 12th, dispatched Major Willerman, Deputy Quarter-Master-General, towards Kandy, with in­structions to prevent the possibility of injury to persons or property, by prohibiting the entry of the troops within the gates of the city, otherwise than as guards, under such disposition as Major Willermau might judge advisable. Mr. D’Oyley, who had accompanied the patrolc the preceding evening, and remained at Cionarooha, until joined by Major Mottatt’s detachment, with which, before the arrival of Major Willerman, he had advanced to the city, which was Ipund entirely deserted of inhabitants, and stripped of all property empty chests, baskefs at}d mats, were the only things found, except some few articles of furniture, not portable enough nor of sufficient value to be removed. The detachment encamped without the gate. On the loth in the mnrnma: I tcfrihi- po.v -fj/ni at Amenoospoora with Lieutenant'-Colonel O'Con­ nell’s division, which I caused to halt at a con­venient place on the hitherside of the river, pro­ceeding myself to the Kiug’s-granary, between Go-• narooba and the town, where I passedthe night, tuul on the following day entered Kandy with my per­sonal suite, and fixed my quarters in the Pd.ice. In the menu lime I had learnt by reports from Mujoc Hook, that he had been Induced to .»tvnnce, in prosecution of a plan formed with (attain de Jlii'Sche, who, with his detachment, had ascended rhe Jaitoewre Gruvet, and vvas in ct m ’limitation with the first dvision, at a short distant eto the left. Information which those Officers bid received, rendered it probable tbit the King w about Toffy, ayi that the only regaining hope of securing him was by a rapid and secret movement of those two corps. 1 was apprized by Major Kelly that he had* nicer a faint resistance by the enemy, potfsfessed himself of the batteries commanding the Id'al^a- •f# smhn i'ftss, ami ascended the mountains A sub&e* quent letter of the 13tb announced the further pro­gress of this 'Hvwirvn a* fhr as "Maturate, uid by one, dared in the afternoon of the satii'e .lay, :>t Maugala Dnbbod \ Ganeure, one day’s mure.i from Haugevaukette, received by me on the I 1th, soon after reaching the Palace, I was infofm d uf Major Kelly havin', sei*ed (together with a great deal of treasure) a number of women and children whom he considered to be of the King’s family but this idea was afterwards found erroneous, though seve-
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