Thursday, 3 November 2022

Piliyandala Clock Tower

Piliyandala Clock Tower
The Piliyandala Clock Tower (Sinhala: පිළියන්දල ඔරලෝසු කණුව) is located in the middle of Piliyandala town in Colombo District, Sri Lanka. As mentioned on its wall, the clock tower has been built on 30 April 1953 by a person named Simon Samarakoon of Wewala in memory of his father, Don Cornelis Wijewickrema Samarakoon, and his mother. The foundation stone for the tower was laid by Minister C.W.W.Kannangara on 11 September 1952. The Sinhala inscription on the tower can be read as follows;
වෑවල පදිංඩිව සිට පරලොව සැපත් වූ දොන් කොර්නේලිස් විජේවික්‍රම සමරකෝන් මැතිතුමා සහ එම මැතිනිය සිහිවීම සඳහා සිය පුත් සයිමන් සමරකෝන් විසින් මෙය පිහිටුවන ලදී. ක්‍රි.ව. 1953ක් වූ අප්‍රේල් මස 30 වැනිදින දීය.
The tower is 23.8 m (78 ft) in height and 4.9 m (16 ft) in width. It has been built with brick and cement and has a concrete layer on the topmost floor. The tower is depicted in the official logo of the Kesbewa Urban Council.

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This page was last updated on 5 November 2022


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