Friday, 30 July 2021

Whiteaways Building, Colombo

Whiteaways Building
The Whiteaways Building (Sinhala: වයිට්අවේස් ගොඩනැගිල්ල) is an old three-storied building located on the wayside of Sir Baron Jayatilaka Mawatha in Colombo Fort, Sri Lanka. 

History
This building is said to have been built following a plan of the British architect Edward Skinner under the Walker & Company during the period 1905-1908 (Manathunga, 2016; Rajapakshe et al., 2018). Owned by Whiteway, Laidlaw & Co., the building was initially used for various retail trade activities (Manathunga, 2016; Rajapakshe et al., 2018; Wright, 1999).

Attribution

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.29-30. 
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.44.
3) Wright, A. ed., 1999. Twentieth Century Impressions of Ceylon: Its History, People, Commerce, Industries, and Resources (first published in 1907). Asian Educational Services. pp.456.

Location Map
This page was last updated on 7 May 2022
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