And tomorrow we’ll finish the tour of Colombo with a few more picture around the streets of Pettah.
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Sri Ponnambalam Vanesar Kovil
The temple is built of solid grey granite which gives an ancient feel to the exterior, like something you’d find lost in a thick jungle rather than in the heart of cosmopolitan Colombo. While the exterior is rather non-descript, the atmosphere of the interior is quite powerful.
The interior of the Sri Ponnambalam Vensar Kovil is based around a central island (known as a Mandir) which contains the interior shrine. Around the island is a long hallway lined with shrines to various
deities and icons.
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Independence Memorial Hall celebrating Sri Lanka independence from Britain on the 4th of February 1948
The architecture of the independence Memorial Hall is inspired by the Royal Audience Hall in Kandy. It was in the Royal Audience Hall in Kandy that the Kandyan Convention was signed on the 5th of March 1815 ending the Kingdom of Kandy and making Sri Lanka British
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