Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Nuwara Eliya Hatton National Bank Building

Nuwara Eliya Hatton National Bank Building, Sri Lanka
Nuwara Eliya Hatton National Bank Building is an old building located in Queen Elizabeth Drive in the Administrative Limits of Nuwara Eliya Municipal Council in Nuwara Eliya District, Sri Lanka. 

The bank building bears British architectural features but details about its construction date is unclear (Wijesinghe, 2015). On the wall above some of the windows is a logo of three letters, INB denoting the abbreviation stand for Indian National Bank. Therefore, it can be assumed that this building was originally established by the Indian National Bank during the British colonial period in the country. Presently, the building is maintained by the Hatton National Bank (HNB) who occupied it in 1971.

A protected monument
The Hatton National Bank Building bearing Assessment No. 42 in the Nuwara Eliya Administrative Limits is an archaeological protected monument, declared by a government gazette notification published on 23 February 2007. 

1) Wijesinghe, T.K., 2015. Pauranika Sthana Saha Smaraka: Nuwara Eliya Distrikkaya (In Sinhalese). Department of Archaeology (Sri Lanka). ISBN: 955-9159-36-4. p.84.
2) The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, no: 1486. 23 February 2007. p.126.

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