Kandy Mampitiya Walawwa

Kandy Mampitiya Walawwa
Mampitiya Walawwa (Photo credit: Google Street View)

Mampitiya Walawwa (Sinhala: නුවර මාම්පිටිය වලව්ව) is an old manor house located on the Raja Veediya street in Kandy, Sri Lanka.

History

This building was originally one of the eighteen Walawas that belonged to the elites of the latter part of the Kandyan Kingdom. After the conquest of the Kandyan Kingdom by the British in 1815, the Walawwa was repaired and re-used by the British as a party hall (Dissanayake et al, 2021). After Sri Lanka gained independence from the British in 1948, the monument was converted into a hotel. This hotel is presently known as “Royal Bar and Hotel” (Dissanayake et al, 2021).

References

1) D.M.K.G.K, Dissanayake and W.K.M, Wijayarathna and G.A.A.N, Sri-Shan, 2021. The Adaptive Reuse of Historical Buildings in Kandy: Case Study on Adaptive Reuse of Kandy Mampitiya Walawwa. Proceedings of the 7th International Research Conference on Humanities & Social Sciences (IRCHSS).

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This page was last updated on 9 December 2023
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