Viharamahadevi Park – Colombo


The Viharamahadevi Park, formerly Victoria Park, is located in Colombo, next to the National Museum in Sri Lanka. It is the most beloved and most magnificent park in the city of Colombo. Located in front of the colonial-era Town Hall building, the park is delegated after Queen Viharamahadevi, the mother of King Dutugamunu. The park was built on land granted to Colombo city by Charles Henry de Soysa when the British rule of Sri Lanka and used to be named "Victoria Park" after Queen Victoria. However, the British Army attacked it with the Australian 17th Brigade based at Victoria Park. Following the war, the park was renovated and open to the public in 1951.


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