Monday, January 29, 2007

and why is it called the Baseline Road?


sittingnut said...

a colombo map will explain that.

Jack Point 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:

Anonymous 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 :-)