FROM THE PAST News Flash 1

1505 April.The Portuguese under Don Lorenzo de Almeida fist visit Ceylon and are permitted to trade.
1515 Lopez Suaar Alverenga arrives in Ceylon with a fleet of 19 ships and after some ineffectual opposition from the Sinhalese erects a fort in Colombo.
1536 Death of Joao Monteiro the first Catholic Bishop of Ceylon at Colombo.