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When you visit Sri Lanka you will find that in 1592 the city came to be considered the capital city of the last remaining independent kingdom in Sri Lanka following the Portuguese conquest of the coastal regions of the island country. City of Kandy managed to preserve its independence until 1815, when it came under British rule.
Back in the late 1400s when Kandy was referred to as the Kingdom of Kandy, it served as the throne to the ruling king Sena Sammatha Wickramabahu and his successors, followed by others in due course of time. Nayaks are considered to be the last royal rulers till the British successfully invaded it in the year 1815 after about 50 years long struggle.