YMBA Building (Colombo Fort)

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

YMBA Building is located at No. 44/9 on Sir Baron Jayathilake Mawatha in Colombo Fort, Sri Lanka.

The YMBA (Young Men's Buddhist Association) was established in 1898 as one of the key Buddhist movements in the country to promote the teachings of the Buddha Dhamma to the youth. Its headquarter was constructed at the present site in Colombo Fort in 1958 (Welandawe & Weerasinghe, 2016).

The building bears features of the European Architecture of the Fort in the mid-20th century (Welandawe & Weerasinghe, 2016). Designed by Oliver Weerasinghe and H. j. Billimoria, the construction of the building was completed by Justin Samarasekara and  Nevil Gunaratne (Welandawe & Weerasinghe, 2016).

1) Welandawe, H., Weerasinghe, J., 2016. Urban Heritage in the Western Region Megapolis Planning Project. p.40.

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This page was last updated on 22 September 2022

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