Ancient Post Office Building Nuwara Eliya


Ancient Post Office Building Nuwara Eliya

Call it the ‘Nuwara Eliya Thapal Kaaryaalaya’, and that is how exactly the people of Sri Lanka call their oldest Post Office situated in the center of the Nuwara Eliya City. Once again like most constructions in the town, this was also built by the British in 1894 to the unique Tudor-style – as a two storied red brick building and a clock spire.

But to the great deal of attraction since year 2012, the top floor which was supposed to be the living quarters of the post master was converted as a tourist accommodation. How would you picture it spending a night and waking up inside a post office?

The building is designated an archaeological monument falling under the care of the Department of Archaeology. Due to its importance on the 26th of December 1990 – The World Postal Day, Sri Lanka Post issued a Rs. 10 stamp with a photograph of the post office.

This older than the independence of the country is a replication of the influence of British governance in Sri Lanka and is just the right place for a good capture.