Addendum – 11 October:
Since it’s now Thursday, I’ll add a few words. This statue graces the huge square opposite the Courthouse in Galle Fort. This last year, the municipal authorities have been repaving all the roads – and the square – in the fort, and these machines used for laying the pavers were parked in the square over the weekend. Why they chose the Goddess’s corner, I don’t know, but like to think it’s because she’ll make sure nobody tampers with them!