Lloyd's Buildings, Colombo

Lloyd's Buildings
The Lloyd's Buildings (Sinhala: ලොයිඩ්ස් ගොඩනැගිල්ල) is an old five-storied building located at No. 24, on Sir Baron Jayatilaka Mawatha in Colombo Fort, Sri Lanka. 

This building was built in 1908 by Clifford Lake & Company in accordance to the design by Edward Skinner, a British architect (Manathunga, 2016; Rajapakshe et al., 2018; Welandawe & Weerasinghe, 2016). At the time, it was known by the name "Freudenberg Building" as the main occupant of the building was Freudenberg & Co., an import and export company (Manathunga, 2016; Rajapakshe et al., 2018; Welandawe & Weerasinghe, 2016).

In the beginning,  Freudenberg & Co. used this building for their business activities mainly focused on coffee and oil trading (Manathunga, 2016; Rajapakshe et al., 2018). Later, Aitken Spence purchased the building and renamed it the "Lloyd's Building".


1) Manathunga, S. B., 2016. Pauranika Sthana Saha Smaraka: Kolamba Distrikkaya (In Sinhala). Department of Archaeology (Sri Lanka). ISBN: 955-9159-39-9. p.39. 
2) Rajapakshe, S.; Bandara, T. M. C.; Vanninayake, R. M. B. T. A. B. (Editors), 2018. Puravidya Sthana Namavaliya: Kolamba Distrikkaya (In Sinhala). Vol. I. Department of Archaeology (Sri Lanka). ISBN: 978-955-7457-19-2. p.35.
3) Welandawe, H., Weerasinghe, J., 2016. Urban Heritage in the Western Region Megapolis Planning Project. p.25.

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This page was last updated on 17 July 2022

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