HISTORY OF CEYLON THROUGH PICTURESBY Ravindra RanasinhaThis document on Sri Lanka could be used as a resource in thehistory class.
Banyan Tree- Colpetty (Kollupitiya)
is a major city inColombo,Sri Lanka.The name Kollupitiya comes from the name of a chief
from Kandy who had unsuccessfully attempted to dethrone the last king of Kandy. During the periodof BritishandDutchadministration, abreweryhad commenced in Kollupitiya which converted coconut
treacle into liquor.
Nowadays the suburb is mostly a commercial area containing fashionable high-endshopping malls. Some foreignembassiesare located in Kollupitiya.
Kollupitiya is a multi-religious andmulti-ethnic area.