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João da Silveira
1st Captains of Portuguese Ceylon

MonarchManuel I of Portugal
Office created
Lopo de Brito

João da Silveira (also known as João da Silva) was the first Captain of Portuguese Ceylon. Silveira was appointed in 1518 under Manuel I of Portugal. He was succeeded by Lopo de Brito.[1]


  1. ^ "Captains". Sri Lanka. World Retrieved 2012.
Government offices
Preceded by
Office created
Captain of Portuguese Ceylon
Succeeded by
Lopo de Brito

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