Hotel Silver Sands
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... the British took over the island theyturned it into the garrison Anglican Church. Obviously the garrison is long gone but the Church remains as a place of worship. Although it was first used for divine worship in 1804 it was not officially consecrated until 1821 although it's sacred nature may extend much further back than that as it is thought that the Dutch built here on the previous foundation of a Portuguese chapel.
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... exchange, does not change rupees. I hadn't even checked the rate as I was more or less compelled to do it. I didn't know what the situation was in Colombo airport about bureau de change facilities. I have since found out that the official bank rate stays fairly steady at about 214 to the £ and I can get 208 in a bank. The bureau in Heathrow gave me 163. That is a disgusting markup and totally unjustifiable. I really have had it with currency exchange at British airports."