National Geographic : 1948 Jul
U.S.War Department, Official Cosmopolitan Colombo, Ceylon's Capital, Rims the Indian Ocean and Encircles Two Fresh-water Lakes Domed Town Hall fronts on Circular Road, across from Victoria Park (extreme left). Galle Face Road, a pleasant drive, follows the coast from theGalle Face Hotel (upper left). The breakwater and a small portion of the harbor are pictured in upper right. The tiny island inthe lake tothe left isabird sanctuary.