Sri Lanka: St Mary’s Church in Negombo

Negombo is known as Little Rome of Sri Lanka for the large number of Catholic churches here. The biggest and most spectacular of them is St Mary’s Church. Built in the neoclassical style it is famous for amazing ceiling painting of saints, pretty much the entire cupola area and all the ceiling are painted with vivid Christian scenes. As if this wasn’t enough, the walls are lined with statues of saints.