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From Torrington to Independence Square

Feb 3, 2012 1:32:51 PM - www.ft.lk

What was once a drab site in ‘Kurundu Watta’ is today an impressive and inspiring park.
It was then Torrington Square – named after Lord Torrington, British Governor (1847-50) who had a torrid time during his tenure. The 1848 rebellion was the worst of the controversies he faced when the leaders who were caught were shot.