Catalogue of the Archives of the Dutch Central Government of Coastal Ceylon, 1640-1796

Description of the Subordinate Components

   The Governor in Council.



The correspondence with Mullaittivu as the main seat of the Government in the district of the Vanni starts only towards the end of the year 1785 [1]. Prior to 1786, the correspondence of Thomas Nagel, "landregent" of the Vanni, had to be forwarded through the "commandeur" of Jaffna. After that year Thomas Nagel was given the privilege of corresponding directly with Colombo.