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POSTED AT 03:59 PM 14-03-2017

400 year old historic mee tree falls down

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A 400 year old mee tree (Madhuca longifolia), believed to be a place of rest for British sea captain and explorer Robert Knox, fell down on 12th March. The tree was on the bank of Nachchaduwa Kalluvila weva in Anuradhapura.

Knox made special mention of this tree in his manuscript ‘An Historical Relation of the Island Ceylon’.

The residents of the area express their dismay over the destruction of such a historic and useful tree.