HEWAVITHARANA, Charles Alwis. 20307

£75

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Autograph Letter Signed, to Sir Edwin Arnold, wishing him many happy returns, and adding congratulations “on behalf of the Buddhists of Ceylon, who remember and will always remember your name with cordial greetings”. 1 page 7 x 4 inches. Union Society, University College, London, 10 June 1903. Charles Alwis Hewavitharana, FRCS, LRCP was a Ceylonese (Sinhalese) physician who played a significant role in Sri Lanka’s Independence and Buddhist Revival movements. After graduating he joined the Ceylon Medical Service left for Britain for further studies gaining a LRCP (London) and FRCS. Although working as a physician he became an active independence activist working with his older brother. He was imprisoned in 1915 along with his brother Edmund Hewavitarne (who later died in prison).