All the remains of the grass grown ramparts and bastions of the old fort of Colombo are a few moldy section of the walls which, with a moat, the Beira lake and a rockbound coast line rendered the city for centuries "the best fortified position in the whole of india". The oldest Dutch map of Colombo (1680) shows a Military Architectures "a ditch and low parapet behind which infantry took shelter ", thrown up on Gall Face from lack to sea. It is possible that in as much as the Dutch called the South Gate "Gall Gate" they called this structure "Gall Fausse", which in anglicized from came to be Gall Face.

Situated in Town Hall, Sri Lanka, this houses artifacts showcasing thousand years old history surrounding Sri Lanka.

Ohiya Railway Station in early days of Ceylon. Not much changed after all these years compared to the development seen by the other parts of the country.

It is an Italian architecture colonial type mention which was founded in 1877 by the British governor of Ceylon Sir William Henry Gregory. Being one of the best attraction in Colombo, National Museum features plants, animal specimens which are rare and threatened with extinction among many other historical artifacts.  


About Sri Lanka

Name: In Sinhala: ශ්‍රී ලංකාව
In Tamil: இலங்கை
In English: Sri Lanka
Official Name: Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Coordinates: Latitude: 7.0000° N, Longitude: 81.0000° E
Dialing code: +94
Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR)
National anthem: Sri Lanka Matha ( Lyrics, music and song download)
Population: 20.33 million (2012) World Bank
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) $59.42 billion (2012) World Bank
Official languages: Sinhala, Tamil
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