SriLankan Airlines Regional Building, Colombo

SriLankan Airlines Regional Building
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The SriLankan Airlines Regional Building (Sinhala: කොළඹ පැරණි ගුවන් සමාගම් ගොඩනැගිල්ල) is located on Sir Baron Jayatilaka Mawatha, opposite the Lloyd's Building in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

This building is said to have been used as the office of the Dutch Governor of Ceylon in 1786 and was renovated in 1850 by the British rulers (Manathunga, 2016).

The building
The two-storied building has Dutch/ British architectural features (Manathunga, 2016). Some old Dutch pillars that were in the front porch of the building are said to have been replaced by present arches added during the British Period (Manathunga, 2016). The arches have been decorated with horizontal lines.

1) Manathunga, S. B., 2016. Pauranika Sthana Saha Smaraka: Kolamba Distrikkaya (In Sinhala). Department of Archaeology (Sri Lanka). ISBN: 955-9159-39-9. pp.28-29.

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This page was last updated on 14 July 2022
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