Colombo College House

Local nameColombo College House
LocationColombo, Sri Lanka

College House is the administrative center of the University of Colombo, situated in the Cinnamon Gardens suburb of Colombo, it is a national heritage site.With construction completed in 1912, the house was built by Thomas Henry Arthur de Soysa, who was a prominent businessmen and the Consul for Chile. He was also the son of Sir Charles Henry de Soysa and named the house Regina Walauwa, after his wife Regina Perera. Arthur de Soysa sold the house to the Government of Ceylon in 1920 to establish the University College Colombo the following year. With the name of the house changed to College House on the instructions of Sir Edward Denham. The Library of the University College began in a room of the house with a collection of books belonging to A. Padmanabha, gifted by his father Sir Ponnambalam Arunachalam.

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Address 305 Vauxhall St, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Coordinates 6°55'29.366" N 79°51'33.229" E

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