Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque

Attraction Second Cross Street, Pettah, Colombo, Sri Lanka Published on: 13-11-2015

1 hours 30 mins
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
09:30 AM
11:00 AM
Second-time visit
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Jami-Ul-Alfar Mosque is a historic mosque in Colombo, Sri Lanka. It is located at Second Cross Street in Pettah. The mosque is a popular tourist site in the city.

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Why Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque is special ?

Jami-Ul-Alfar Mosque is a beautiful mosque at Second Cross Street, in the Pettah Bazaar area of Colombo, Sri Lanka. It is one of the most striking buildings in Colombo. Completed in 1909, the Jami-Ul-Alfar Mosque is striped red and white like a layer cake, a design that is reminiscent of another mosque which was also completed in 1909, the Masjid Jamek of Kuala Lumpur. Admittedly, though, the Jami-Ul-Alfar is the more garish of the two. The architect of the Jami-Ul-Alfar was one H.L. Saibo Lebbe, and construction began in 1908, completing the following year.

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Selling points

  • Amazing calmness inside
  • Striking architecture & paint-job
  • Candy-cane mosque
  • Unusual red and white mosque
  • A marvellous structure
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62.96 USD
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Second Cross Street, Pettah, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Tips for you

  • It is located between Bankshall Street and Second Cross Street.
  • You have to remember to take off your shoes and to wear a scarf over your head if you are female.
  • There are lovely views from the balconies.
  • There are plenty of shops nearby this mosque.


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I went to this mosque right after I arrived at CBS bus station Pettah from Airport. The Pettah market itself was confusing but somehow I reach this mosque. It was Friday afternoon and It was that time to perform the Friday prayer and I had a chance to do it here. The Mosque is huge inside, but it is currently undergoing renovation, probably to add more floors. There were a lot of people praying here, after all it was Friday.It is definitely worth a stop by and go inside if you have the chance.

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Also called the “Red Mosque”, the mosque was built in 1909. The stunning red and white candy-striped mosque was designed by H. L. Saibo Lebbe and is reminiscent of Malaysia’s Masjid Jamek.

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