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Keppetipola Disawe

Keppetipola Disawe
Personal information
Place of birthUdugoda, Udasiya Pattuwa, Matale, Sri Lanka
Date of death25 November 1818
Death placeKandy, Sri Lanka
Cause of deathExecuted
Resting placeSri Lanka
ResidenceKandy, Sri Lanka
NationalitySri Lanka
Other namesMonarawila Keppetipola, Keppetipola Disawe
OccupationDisawe of Matale & Disawe of Uva years_active=
Known forLeading the Uva Rebellion of 1818
Home townMatale
ReligionTheravada Buddhism
SpouseDelwala Ethanahamy(Rathnapura)
Children2 sons
ParentsGolahela Disawe (Father),Monaravila Kumarihamy(Mother)
RelativesEhelepola Kumarihamy(Younger sister)

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Rajapaksa Wickramasekera Mudiyanselage Bandaranayake Monarawila Keppetipola (Sinhala:රාජපක්ෂ වික්‍රමසෙකර මුදියන්සේලාගේ බණ්ඩාරනායක මොනරවිල කැප්පැටිපොල), more widely known as Keppetipola Disawe was a Disawe, a high ranking official under the rule of King Sri Wikrama Rajasinghe and later under the British Administration in Sri Lanka (then known as Ceylon). He was a prominent leader of the Uva rebellion of 1818 after he joined the rebels whom he was sent to suppress by the British. The rebellion was defeated by the British, and Keppetipola Disawe along with several other leaders of the rebellion were found guilty of high treason and sentenced to death. He is well known for the exceptional courage that he showed at the moment of his execution, and is now a national hero of Sri Lanka.

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