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Train leaving south from Bambalapitiya Train leaving south from Bambalapitiya Galle Road, Bambalapitiya Colombo-4 View Larger Map of Bambalapitiya Bambalapitiya, affectionately known to all its residents, and even those living within the other zones of Colombo, as "Bamba" is a small town located on both sides of the Galle Road between Colpetty Colombo 3 on the North and Wellawatte Colombo 6 on the South, spanning about one and a half kilometers of the Galle Road.
Bambalapitiya is also classified as Colombo on the zonal map of Colombo and lies within the Municipality of Colombo. Bambalapitiya in the early 19th century was a thick jungle infested with venomous snakes.
Kadju Pulang trees were common to this area and it was the belief that outlaws hiding in this dense jungle would hijack and plunder bullock carts carrying produce between Galle and Colombo, It appears that these bandits would murder these traders and hang the bodies on the Kadju Pulung trees.
The song sung at school matches, "we will hang all the Thomians on the Kadju Pulang trees … " is said to have had derived from this legend. The Television and modern flats welfare of this family, Haig, Brian and Shelah still live in their ancestral home down Mary's Road. Galle Road Galle Road begins at Galle Face, somewhere at the roundabout, in front of the old Parliament building at the entrance to the Fort, and stretches its tired asphalt tracks all the way to the town of Galle, almost km down south hugging the coastline like a leech all the way through.
It takes two lanes of traffic, one up and one down, driving anyone standing in the middle to cross into madness and jitters until the person gets safely across to the other side.
Since of late the section within the District of Colombo has been divided in the middle by an island, thereby, preventing those crazy over-takers from displaying their antics on the middle of the highway.
At Bambalapitiya, similar to many of the other towns along Galle Road in Colombo, parallel streets, commonly referred to as lanes interspaced by a few blocks of land and residential houses, ran down to the beach from the Galle Road.
Here they met the southern railway tracks and beyond it a myriad spread of coconut trees that ringed the white sands of the beautiful beach that curved all the way south like a mermaids bottom.
On the sea front, right at the end of Station Road, located at the northern end of Bambalapitiya, was the Bambalapitiya Railway Station constructed in identical fashion to the several other stations that ringed the southern tracks from Colombo Fort all the way down to Matara.
Two sets of tracks, parallel to each other took the perspiring rail commuters to the big bustling bazaar city of Fort, the Pettah and back home to roost on a daily basis.
The southern coastline railway was a way of life for many office workers and commuters. On the land side similar parallel lanes took of from the Galle Road, some running all the way to Havelock Road while others ending up in dead ends or curving across to meet the network of inland roadways at some point along the way.
From a birds eye view the roads would have looked more like the upper skeleton of a human body with the spine representing Galle Road and the ribs reflecting the parallel lanes on either side. Galle road is the main link between Colombo and the South and is always heavily loaded with trucks, petrol tanks, cars, buses, motor bikes, scooters, bicycles, carts, three-wheeler taxis and in the old days the manually driven rickshaws.
On some festive and religious occasions one can also see elephants joining in a parade or traditional festive arts, decked in all their finery, being dragged from temple to temple, celebrating some ritualistic occasion.
Rush hour on Galle Road, mainly during the mornings and evenings, and nowadays during the afternoons too when the many schools plying the main road close for the day, can be traumatic.
Traffic slows down to a crawl and horns and abuse blow out in chorus intermingling with engine noises and fumes that turns the towns into melting pots of absolute pollution.
Three-wheeler taxis work their way in between the snarling vehicles causing enough mayhem to an already chaotic tangled web of men, machines, and noise.
Traffic police men and women, nattily dressed in their khaki uniforms, wave arms and legs to try and bring some order and sanity to such a mess of a normal working day.
In recent times even the halcyon atmosphere of the by lanes have become a hive of activity with many commercial businesses sprouting up in the heavenly old homes of before and traffic screaming up and down in order to use the newly opened Marine Drive along the beachfront.
The sprawling foliage of old is slowly disappearing with the clearing, blocking, and decentralizing of the huge mansions that once stood in the name of development, overcrowding and the demand for more housing and business premises in a fast developing city that is bursting its seams.
Bambalapitiya beach side, facing north towards Colombo Fort seen in the distance On the seaside, facing Galle Road and facing the entrance to Bullers Road, stands the respected IC Drug Stores patronized by the residents from time immemorial, serving its customers in all its glory and splendor.
This was no ordinary down-the-street pharmacy as it had its aura of professionalism, respect, and honor by way of its design and interior and also its white coated salespersons, who looked more like the members of a hospital staff rather than a store.
The town extends, all the way along Galle Road, to end at the Wellawatte Canal which separates it from the next town of Wellawatte on the South. The Textile Mill, once a bustling industry, managed by Soley Captain, that employed hundreds of workers, is now closed and dysfunctional.
A massive housing complex project with international participation is currently being planned on its site in order to cater to the massive demand for residency within the big city. The Streets of Bambalapitiya Barefoot Gallery and CafeGalle Road Barefoot This establishment was originally started by that erstwhile gem merchant from the south, Ahamed Salih where he carried on his lucrative gem business catering to both tourists and locals up to the early seventies.
The store has since changed ownership and has been transformed into a general tourist store offering a variety of Sri Lankan produce and also a wonderful collection of valuable books and publications by Barbara Sansoni, who is an artist, writer and designer who has exhibited her drawings and woven panels across Asia, Europe and North America.
She founded Barefoot in the mid Seventies and has been the designer of rural fabrics and handwoven products of Sri Lanka. Her work is characterized by its colors and simple rectilinear forms.
The Gallery, within Barefoot, is an extension of the company that is popularly patronized for its music, drama, poetry and visual art. Some may claim that Barefoot resides in Kollupitiya since it stands smack bang on the border between the two towns. However, it is included here for all what its worth as an insrinsic part of the Bambalapitiya heritage.
One may still debate which of the two towns it really belonged to.
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It was located on the basement floor, where the instruments were displayed for sale, visible to the Galle Road, and the rear section of the basement was used for the maintenance and tinkering of musical instruments, which was carried out by the famous musical Menezes family in Colombo.
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