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Will no one save this architectural showpiece?

By a concerned citizen

Geoffrey Bawa, the renowned architect, was commissioned by Ena de Silva, wellknown pioneer in Batik designing, to build a house for her at the beginning of the 1960's.

For Colombo, in the 1960's it was a revolutionary creation and Bawa went on to become one of Asia's leading architects.

This house became famous and is arguably more revered abroad than in Sri Lanka. I was enthralled with this house when I read a feature on it in the Hi Magazine.

Now I understand it is to be demolished to accommodate a car park for a hospital! Cannot somebody save this house , which should be classified as a national monument?

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