Monday, January 29, 2007

and why is it called the Baseline Road?

3 comments:

sittingnut said...

a colombo map will explain that.

Ravi said...

The road was constructed in the 19th Century and is named such since the road was used as a baseline for mapping the island.

This is what I have heard. There is a refernce here:

http://www.jbic.go.jp/english/base/release/oecf/1997/A21/0818-e.php

Navinda Kottege said...

...because this road is actually along the 'baseline' used by the British surveyors to survey Colombo and the surrounding area... at least thats what I was told :-)