Tuesday, 16 August 2022

Gramarakshaka Headquarters (Colombo Fort)

Gramarakshaka Headquarters Colombo
The old Gramarakshaka Headquarters Building (Sinhala: කොළඹ ග්‍රාමාරක්ෂක මූලස්ථාන ගොඩනැගිල්ල) is located at No. 11, Sir Baron Jayathilake Mawatha in Colombo Fort, Sri Lanka.

Constructed in 1850, this building has been part of the government offices during the British Period [(1815-1948) Manathunga, 2016; Rajapakshe et al., 2018]. It was used as the office of the Department of Government Information before becoming the Headquarters of Gramarakshaka under the Ministry of Defence (Rajapakshe et al., 2018).

This two-storied building bears architectural features of the Neo-Classical style of the British Period (Welandawe & Weerasinghe, 2016). 

Gramarakshaka Headquarters Colombo .
1) Manathunga, S. B., 2016. Pauranika Sthana Saha Smaraka: Kolamba Distrikkaya (In Sinhala). Department of Archaeology (Sri Lanka). ISBN: 955-9159-39-9. p.35.
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.27.
3) Welandawe, H., Weerasinghe, J., 2016. Urban Heritage in the Western Region Megapolis Planning Project. p.19.

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