Old Marketing Development Building (Colombo Fort)

Old Marketing Development Building
Old Marketing Development Building (Photo credit: Google Street View)

The Old Marketing Development Building (Sinhala: පැරණි අලෙවි සංවර්ධන ගොඩනැගිල්ල) is located on Chatham Street in Colombo Fort, Sri Lanka.

The 2-storied building is said to have been constructed in 1878 (Manathunga, 2016). Designed by British architect Bennet, it has been used to house the offices of several government institutes and departments (Manathunga, 2016).

The building with a portico section in front has elements bearing simple Roman and Victorian architectural features (Manathunga, 2016). The two floors are separated by a wooden floor and the roof is balanced on vertical and horizontal steel beams attached to the floor.

1) Manathunga, S. B., 2016. Pauranika Sthana Saha Smaraka: Kolamba Distrikkaya (In Sinhala). Department of Archaeology (Sri Lanka). ISBN: 955-9159-39-9. p.31.

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This page was last updated on 9 October 2022

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