A mansion where history and culture meet
It is a meeting place of history and antiquity. A
museum which showcases artefacts dating from pre-Portuguese era
through the dutch period to British colonial rule and beyond.
Galle’s Historical Mansion at number 31-39 Leyn Baan street lies as
the name indicates in the heart of the old Dutch Fort in Galle,
Lanka, the thrice-blessed island
Studying for my University Entrance Examination
in the bygone days I was mesmerised by the beauty of the Mahavamsa,
the great chronicle of Ceylon translated by Wihelm Geiger.
The East meets the West
Now that the most godly dignitary of Rome is
about to land on our shores it is pertinent to dwell on the initial
Rome - Sri Lankan connection that surprisingly goes back to nearly