colombo street names book

Colombo Jumbo sets about finding the origins of all Colombo's street names, old and new. In so doing, it weaves a fascinating patchwork history of the Island.

Here, you can read extracts from the book, watch out for updates and see more pictures.

The book is by Geoff Ells is still available direct from the author at

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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Sinhala population drops out in Colombo

The distribution of Colombo's population has shifted dramatically with Tamil and Muslim populations in Colombo increasing to 33 percent and 40 percent respectively. See Sinhala population drops out in Colombo.
I can't see that this will ever be reflected in the street names - but then street names are historical. Also, this only reflects the population distribution in the Colombo city zone.

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