Distance from Colombo – 3 km (6 minutes)
The Grand Mosque of Colombo is a historical mosque situated in Colombo 12. It bears historical resemblance since the time of the Portuguese rule. Adjoining the Grand Mosque of Colombo is the first Muslim school in Sri Lanka. The mosque burnt down in 1520 following an attack on the Portuguese trading post. It was then redesigned and rebuilt by Malay architect, Muhammad Balangkaya. The mosque contains the shrine of the Malay saint, Tuan Bagoos Balankaya.