Saturday, July 31, 2021

State Pharmaceuticals Corporation Building, Colombo

State Pharmaceuticals Corporation Building
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The State Pharmaceuticals Corporation of Sri Lanka Building is located on Sir Baron Jayatilaka Mawatha, near the Gaffoor Building in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

History
This building is said to have been constructed in 1854 by John Walker, a Scottish planter who arrived in Sri Lanka in 1842 (Rajapakshe et al., 2018).

The building
The four-storied building has been constructed following British architecture (Rajapakshe et al., 2018). Although many alterations have been made to the interior of the building, the facade remains largely unchanged (Rajapakshe et al., 2018). The front porch on the ground floor is designed with five arches and subsequent renovations have removed the arches in the back portion of the building (Rajapakshe et al., 2018).

Presently, the building is used as the headquarters of the State Pharmaceuticals Corporation of Sri Lanka (SPC), a state-owned enterprise established in 1971.

References
1) 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.36.

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This page was last updated on 31 July 2021
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