List of captains of Portuguese Ceylon
The Portuguese arrived in the Kingdom of Kotte in 1505. By 1518, they had appointed a captain to control the Portuguese-occupied territory called Ceylon on the island of modern-day Sri Lanka. In that time, there were numerous captains until 1551. The post of captain was succeeded by that of the captain-majors in 1551 and by the governor in 1594.
List of captainsEdit
|Portrait||Name||Birth||Death||Captain from||Captain until||Sovereign|
|João da Silveira||-||-||1518||1518||Manuel I|
|Lopo de Brito||-||-||1518||1522||Manuel I|
|Fernão Gomes de Lemos||-||-||1522||1524||John III|