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

Description of the Subordinate Components

   The Officers of the Central Government.

   The dessave.

As the chief of the Colombo dessavony.
His relations with the "landraad" were manifold. Lack of differentiation in the powers and functions of the dessave is one reason the documents got mixed up, the other being that the headquarters of both the dessave and the landraad were in Hulftsdorp. Moreover, the dessave was the chairman of the "landraad". For documents dealing with the accounts of the Colombo dessavony, see no. 3592.