Everyday Lankan History


Currently the area just across the Kelani river from Colombo, where the Hamilton Canal towards Negombo is situated. In the Dutch period, this area was connected with the Colombo area through a ferry, called ‘Pas Betaal’. It was close to the other ‘Pas Mutuaal’ and ‘Grote Pass’ – current area of Grand Pass.

Close to this town was the village of Hunupitiya, where the family of Francina Fernando lived. Francina wanted to be baptised, but to do so, she crossed the river to Mutwal. Want to know what happened?