We drove by local Pettah market and Red Mosque (cannot go in) which looked very much like any Indian market. Our driver also drove around ministers and military leaders homes. Dutch Hospital Shopping building nearby houses upscale restaurants (approx. 4000/- per meal), one of which, I am told, 'Ministry of Crab' requires few days' advance reservations.
Dutch hospital shopping PrecinctThe Country Life at Habarana.
It is now a heritage building and a shopping and dining precinct.Independence Memorial Hall is a national monument in Sri Lanka built for commemoration of the independence of Sri Lanka from the British rule with the establishment of Dominion of Ceylon on February 4, 1948.