The stark white Kechimalai Mosque stands on a headland at the sleepy southern fishing village of Beruwela in Sri Lanka. Built in 1024, it marks the spot where Moors first landed on the island. Beruwala Maradana Masjidul Abrar Jumma mosque a short distance away is the first mosque of Sri Lanka, built in 920
3.25 ha Barberyn Island is situated 0.8 km (0.50 mi) offshore from the mosque. It has a 34 m (112 ft) lighthouse built in 1889.
See earlier blog post “Barberyn…where the Moors First Landed.”
The visits to the mosques was arranged and led by Padmini Hussein of Flamingo Tours.