St. John's fish market, Colombo, was built in 1894 by the Colombo Municipal Council along St. John road in Pettah. This ancient building of the St. John's fish market was demolished during Prime Minister Sirimawo Bandaranayaka's government in 1983. In 2011 the St. John fish market shifted to Peliyagoda and was operating there until it was re-purposed as Colombo Gold Center on 5th September 2014 by Mahinda Rajapakse government.

Samanala Kanda (Adams Peak) in old Ceylon

Samanalakanda (Butterfly mountain). This is the 5th highest mountain in the Ceylon (Sri Lanka). It is 2,243m high and situated in the southern part of the central Ceylon. Traditional belief among Sinhala Buddhists is that the peak hold the footprint of lord Buddha's. Hindu's believe that this is the sacred footprint of god Shive and by Muslims Adams. To the Christians, it is to the footprint of St. Thomas. Another names given by Sinhalese Smanalakanda (Butterfly mountain), Samanala Kuta, Sripada. Since the 11 century the mountain has been a place of pilgrims. Many Sri Lankans make the climb several times in their lives. 


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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