Laksala Building (Colombo Fort)

Colombo Laksala Building
Colombo Laksala Building (Photo credit: Google Street View)

Laksala Building (Sinhala: කොළඹ ලක්සල ගොඩනැගිල්ල) is located at No. 60, York Street in Colombo Fort, Sri Lanka. It was formerly known as the Australia Building.

The building was constructed following the design of the British architect Edward Skinner during the period 1899-1900 (Manathunga, 2016). A plaque on the front wall of the building reads "Australia Building 1900" (Manathunga, 2016). It is a 3-storied terracotta and yellow brick Neo-Classical building with "Indi" details with three types of decorative arches (Welandawe & Weerasinghe, 2016).

1) Manathunga, S. B., 2016. Pauranika Sthana Saha Smaraka: Kolamba Distrikkaya (In Sinhala). Department of Archaeology (Sri Lanka). ISBN: 955-9159-39-9. p.37.
2) Welandawe, H., Weerasinghe, J., 2016. Urban Heritage in the Western Region Megapolis Planning Project. p.47.

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This page was last updated on 30 August 2022

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