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Colonial Heritage.

Colombo Colonial Building
Colombo grew in to major hub for traders and sailors, and as a base for future colonists from which to develop the country. Starting in 1517, the Portuguese gradually extended them as the colonial rulers constructing many at the commercial buildings seen in Colombo today.

Galle Fort
The fort in Galle was originally built by the Portuguese in 1588 and re built by the Dutch from 1640 until early 18th Century. Roman Dutch architectural designs can be seen in the buildings of this Dutch fort. Old pattern lamp shades, roof tiles, doors and windows including frames and pillars are still surviving in this location. The heritage value of the fort has been recognized by the UNESCO and the site has bees inscribed as a cultural heritage UNESCO world heritage site under criteria Iv.

Doric House
It is a little bit of British colonial history in Arippu along the coastal belt of mannar. This ancient brick structure stands intriguingly overlooking the kondachchi bay, with characteristic archways, columns and a central staircase still remaining, it is said to have been built by the first British governor of Ceylon, Sir Frederick North

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