Monday, 31 December 2018

Post Office Building (Nuwara Eliya)

Post Office Building (Nuwara Eliya)
Nuwara Eliya Post Office Building (Sinhala: නුවර එළිය තැපැල් කාර්යාල ගොඩනැගිල්ල) is an old building located in Queen Elizabeth Drive in the Administrative Limits of Nuwara Eliya Municipal Council in Nuwara Eliya District, Sri Lanka. It is considered as one of the oldest post offices established in the country.

Constructed in 1894, the building typically resembles architectural features belong to the British (Wijesinghe, 2015). The red colour bricks, stripes as well as the roof have given a nice appearance to this two storied building. The three storied clock tower is end with a pyramidal shaped roof and its clock is worked by an automated electric system (Wijesinghe, 2015).

A protected monument
The post office building bearing Assessment No. 50 in Nuwara Eliya Administrative Limits is an archaeological protected monument, declared by a government gazette notification published on 23 February 2007. 

Nuwara Eliya Post Office Building Nuwara Eliya Post Office Building
See also

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.83.
2) The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, no: 1486. 23 February 2007. p.126.

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