Everyday Lankan History

Kelani River

Largest river in the southwestern province, in the 18th century up to today used for transport of products towards the harbour of Colombo. The river flows from the Sri Pada mountain range towards the sea, through Colombo. 

There were several places where one could take the ferry to cross this massive body of water. One of them being ‘Pas Betaal’ near Mutwal, where Francina Farnando’s story takes place: