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17th century Dutch map of Sri Lanka depicting several Corale. Insula Ceilon olim Taprobana Incolis Tenarisin et Lankawn (Nicolaas Visscher).jpg
17th century Dutch map of Sri Lanka depicting several Corale.
Robert Knox's 1681 map of Sri Lanka depicting several Corale. MapofEelamTamilcountryengraving1692.jpg
Robert Knox's 1681 map of Sri Lanka depicting several Corale.

A Korale or Corale was formerly a revenue district in Ceylon (Sri Lanka). During the British colonial administration, a low country korale was under the purview of a Mudaliyar while an upcountry korale came under the purview of a post that was itself known as Korale or Korale Mahaththaya. To this day localities retain their old names and most land titles retain reference to the Korale the land is located in. [1] [2]

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  1. Nur Yalman (1967). Under the Bo Tree; Studies in Caste, Kinship, and Marriage in the Interior of Ceylon . University of California Press. pp.  157–. GGKEY:T4JA247ECCZ.
  2. Dilesh Jayanntha (2 November 2006). Electoral Allegiance in Sri Lanka. Cambridge University Press. pp. 92–. ISBN   978-0-521-02975-9.