You may already know that Don Bastian Jayawardene is part of Sri Lanka's colonial history. Don Bastian was sent by the colonial Government to Mauritius in 1826 as the interpreter to Ehelapola Maha Nilame(Adigar) who was exiled to the Mauritius that year.Very interesting aspects of Don Bastain's personality are revealed in the book by the blind traveller James Holman - Voyage around the world published in 1829. More recently Prof Raja Bandaranayake in his book "Betwixt Isles' reveals more of the life and times of Don Bastian in Mauritius. I have some genealogical information on him which I can pass on to you if you contact me on email.
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