6°28'23.2"N 79°58'34.9"E

කෙචිමලේ පල්ලිය

Ketchimale Mosque

Islamic Heritage Sites

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Western Province



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Ketchimale Mosque

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The drive along the southern crescent of the bay of Beruwala leads the visitor along an ancient road with remnants of old houses of the Dutch period, a Christian Church of St. Lazarus, dated 1901 and the Mosque of high antiquarian value at the very tip of the bay, where the breakwater begins. This Mosque stands majestically on a kabook hill. It provides a nearly 360-degree panorama which includes both sea and land, and especially the old harbour, which could have moored the many hundred ships of the Chinese fleet in 1402 and after.

References & External Links

  • Heritage Day Tours – Volume 1- Nilan Cooray P 23