Historic Images of Sri Lanka

Victory Column Colombo Ceylon

Victory Column Colombo Ceylon

Victory Column Colombo Ceylon Early 1920s #IMG668

« Back | ^ | Next »

The war memorial at the Galle Face Green, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The Cenotaph War Memorial built in the 1920s to remember both Ceylonese and Europeans from Ceylon who were killed in the World War I, was constructed at the Galle Face Green. Then it was dismantled and re-erected at Victoria Park (now Viharamahadevi Park), during World War II after fears that the Japanese might use it as a marker to direct their artillery.

Newsletter signup

Images are continually being added to the Lankapura website, so be sure to visit frequently.

Please share your knowledge with us!
Any comments from you will be very much appreciated. Feel free to leave few lines of your thoughts or feedback.

Write something about the Image? »

Trackback | RSS 2.0

1. sam - July 29, 2010

Does any one knows is this “Victory Column” still stands? and where is it located in Colombo?

2. Sanath - September 7, 2010

Yes Victoria Column still stands near National Library-Colombo.

3. Hemantha - December 28, 2016

Does any one know as to when did the Victory Column was relocated at the Public Library premises adjacent to the Viharamahadevi park?

Share your thoughts »

Main Image Categories