This historical place of prayer known as JAMIUL ALFAR JUMMAH MASJID is referred to as SAMMAN KOTTU PALLI in Tamil, RATHU PALLIYA in Sinhala, and RED MASJID in English is located in the Muslim intensive business area of PETTAH (PURAOKOTTAI - Second Cross Street) Colombo.
If the obligation is the mother of invention, so be it with the establishing of this MASJID. The devoted Muslims needed a place to pray five times a day; that began constructing a commonplace of worship in 1908; the travelling business Muslims, our forefathers from India, recognised the need came forward to fulfil this by building this the MASJID in the city. It is essential not to forget our forefather's dedication and contribution towards building a place of worship that has only expanded the number of fellow Muslims in the city and the spirit of Islam, essentially making a stamp of our religion in the city. We pray to Allah to accept these pioneers, our ancestors, within the heavenly aboard Aameen, Aameen Ya Rabbal Aalameen.