Saturday, July 31, 2021

SriLankan Airlines Regional Building, Colombo

SriLankan Airlines Regional Building
Photo credit: Google street view

The SriLankan Airlines Regional Building is located on Sir Baron Jayatilaka Mawatha, opposite the Lloyd's Building in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

History
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 Some old Dutch pillars that were in the front porch of the building are said to have been replaced by present arches added during the British Period (Manathunga, 2016).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.

References
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.

Location Map
This page was last updated on 31 July 2021
For a complete tourist map follow this link: Lankapradeepa Tourist Map

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