College House – The Cradle of Sri Lanka’s University Education
Published by University of Colombo, 2021, 192 pages (with colour photos and illustrations)
For over a century, College House has been a site of higher learning and intellectual activity for scholars who disseminated knowledge for the academic advancement and national development of Sri Lanka. College House is perhaps the oldest university building in this country with historical links to the first University College (1921) and then to the University of Ceylon (1942). This volume seeks to bring forth the facts and other rare photos related to the history and architecture of this heritage building. It charts the journey of this historical building from a family home to its present state as the heart of the University of Colombo. In general, by mapping the history of College House, this publication seeks to trace the founding years of higher education in Sri Lanka. The publication of this illustrated volume highlights the importance of protecting and preserving our historic buildings in the capital city of Colombo.
This publication is available for sale at the Academic & Publication Branch, University of Colombo (College House premises) Tele. 0112 586712 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org