MUTHU MANDAPAM (IN MEMORY OF VIKRAMA RAJA SINHA, THE LAST TAMIL KING OF
Vikrama Rajasinha was the last king to rule the Sinhalese Monarchy of the kingdom of kandy in Sri Lanka. He was known as Kannusamy. Vikrama Raja Sinha was faced with numerous conspiracies to overthrow him and reigned through one of the most turbulent periods in Sri Lanka’s history.
In the year 1816, the kingdom was ceded to the British and Vikrama Rajasinha was deposed and taken as a royal prisoner by the British to vellore Fort. He was imprisoned for 161/2 years along with his family. He died while he was still imprisoned.
Muthumandapam was constructed in commomeration of Vikrama Sinha and his family in the place of their tombs.
Muthu Mandapam was constructed at a cost of Rs.7 lakh in Palattrangarai, Vellore district and inaugurated on 1st July 1990.