Saturday, June 29, 2019

Jubilee Post, Mirihana

The Jubilee Post is a historic monument located at the Mirihana Jubilee Kanuwa junction on Nugegoda - Pitakotte road (B120), Colombo District, Sri Lanka.

History
Jubilee Post, Mirihana
The post was established in parallel to the Queen Victoria's visit to Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) in 1887. After participating in a church service, the queen had visited Mirihana area and during her visit this pillar was erected as a monument to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of the coronation of the queen (Rajapakshe et al., 2018).

The post was initially at the verge of the road but due to the development work, the pillar was dismantled from its original location and installed in the middle of the junction. 

Post
The post is about 120 cm tall and has been fixed on a square shaped base (Rajapakshe et al., 2018).

A protected monument
The old Jubilee Post at the Mirihana Jubilee Kanuwa junction in Grama Niladhari Division of Mirihana South (no.523 A) in the Divisional Secretary’s Division of Sri Jayawardanapura Kotte is an archaeological protected monument, declared by a government gazette notification published on 8 July 2005.

References
1) Rajapakshe, S.; Bandara, T. M. C.; Vanninayake, R. M. B. T. A. B. (Editors), 2018. Puravidya Sthana Namavaliya: Kolamba Distrikkaya (In Sinhala). Vol. I. Department of Archaeology (Sri Lanka). ISBN: 978-955-7457-19-2. p.11.
2) The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka: No: 1401. 8 July 2005.

Location Map
This page was last updated on 29 June 2019

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