Pattini Devale


The very popular, simple-looking Pattini Devale temple is dedicated to the goddess of chastity. It's frequented by pregnant women and those seeking a cure from disease.

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1. Natha Devale

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2. St Paul's Church

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5. Audience Hall


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6. Sri Dalada Museum

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8. World Buddhism Museum

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