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Notes on the Geography of Sri Lanka: Kadugannawa and Balana: Photo 4

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The "tunnel" is so short that it begs the question: why didn't the British just blast it.  Answer: the tunnel was created to fulfill the Kandyan prophecy that their kingdom would never fall until the mountains were tunneled.  And so the British went out of their way to include a tunnel on the road--a fine example of civil engineering as a psychological weapon. 

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