Sri Lanka

As in the rest of northern Ceylon, the churches opened schools in which local children were given a Protestant religious education. At Kopay a system was employed whereby the older children taught the younger ones. The Company considered religious education a form of government. It was intended to bind its subjects to the Company. On Ceylon, where the VOC exercised territorial authority, it was engaged in more than just trade. The compilers of this database have not as yet come across a source in the literature that identifies this location as a VOC post.