Dutch Records Annexes & Extracts 5

EXTRAORDINARY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF CEYLON
12-16 Jan., 1660
Vol. 9, Fol. 188 1/2.

 

Expediton aginst Cochin and Keylam

            With a view to enlarging this military force and because certain volunteers among the Islander troops or lascorins offering their services for this expedition, it was resolved to take in addition :

                         The Mudaliyar of Negombo with one hundred troops,
                         Dom Luys d’ Andrade of Kalutara with sixty troops,
                         Joan Rodrigues Arache of Colombo with twenty troops,
                         The Arachchi of Matara with a company of forty,
                                                                                 making a contingent of upwards of two hundred island soldiers.