Wednesday, 20 July 2022

Jawatta Jummah Masjid

Jawatta Jummah Masjid
Jawatta Jummah Masjid (Sinhala: ජාවත්ත ජුම්මා පල්ලිය) is a Muslim place of worship located in Jawatta in Colombo District, Sri Lanka.

The mosque was established at the premises of the Jawatta Burial Ground in 1941 to cater to the religious needs of Muslims in the area. This event was announced in the "Times of Ceylon" newspaper published on 22 August 1941.

Jawatta Muslim Cemetery
The Muslim cemetery is situated adjoining the mosque building. It is a Muhammadan cemetery belonging to the Trustees of the Jawatta Mosque. A number of old and modern graves with memorial plaques made of stone or cement are found here. Some of them have writings in Arabic and English engraved on them. The Jawatta Arabic Inscription (now missing) may probably have been discovered from this cemetery ground.

Jawatte Commonwealth Muslim Cemetery
One of the Commonwealth War Graves in Sri Lanka is located on the premises of Jawatta Muslim Cemetery. Memorial plaques of 27 people who died in World War I (1914-1918) and World War II (1939-1945) are preserved at the site.

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This page was last updated on 26 July 2022


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