Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Hatton National Bank Building (Nuwara Eliya)

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

History
The bank building bears British architectural features but information 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 (1815-1948) in the country. Presently, the building is maintained by the Hatton National Bank (HNB) which 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. 

See also

References
1) Wijesinghe, T.K., 2015. Pauranika Sthana Saha Smaraka: Nuwara Eliya Distrikkaya (In Sinhala). 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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