Kandy, Sri Lanka, the capital of Central Province. The city is beside an artificial lake 1,600 feet (488 m) above sea level, about 70 miles (113 km) northeast of Colombo, the national capital. Kandy is a trading center, handling tea, cacao, rubber, and rice. In the city is a royal palace; nearby are a renowned botanic garden and a university. Kandy's Dalada Maligawa, a Buddhist temple, enshrines what is reputed to be one of Buddha's teeth. Kandy was for centuries the capital of the Sinhalese kings of Ceylon. The British exiled the last ruler in 1815.