We finally made it to the Palace and were completely floored as much by the place as by the audio guide they hire out. A MUST DO though youngers kids may find it tedious, 5 and above will love it. And it is open on Sundays, unlike what is mentioned on the www.
My SL trip was mostly official but managed to do some shopping for the kids. Good fun and found a DC books - Mango kind of stories of Srilankan folktales for Anushka. More on the books at ST in a few days.