Introduction

The following is a list of buildings in Sri Lanka which were designed in the office of Edwards, Reid and Begg under the direction of Geoffrey Bawa between 1958 and 1989 or by Geoffrey Bawa Associates between 1990 and 1997, and which have survived more or less intact.  As a general rule private residences cannot be visited without a special introduction.  Many buildings can only be visited by prior appointment, though in some cases permission can be obtained on the spot.

Date           Title/Location Present Condition Notes on Visitng 
1948-97                Lunuganga Garden (GB’s country estate) Excellent condition Admission by ticket
1958-62 Classrooms for St. Thomas’ Prep. Galle Road, Col 3, opp. Cinnamon Grand Hotel  Poor condition Visible from road
1960-61 House and Surgery for Dr ASH de Silva, Elliot Road, Woodward Mawatha, Galle Excellent condition Private res.
1960-62  Estate Bungalow, Strathspey Estate, Maskeliya Excellent condition Appointment only
1959-60 Offices for Automobile Association , Sir Marcan Markar Mawatha, Colombo Much altered Public building
1960-69   Geoffrey Bawa’s  own town house11, 33rd Lane, Bagatelle Road, Col 3 Excellent condition Admission by ticket
1961-63 Bartholomeusz House, 2 Alfred House Gardens, Colombo (Geoffrey Bawa Office now Gallery Café) Altered, good condition Public building 
1961-62 Nazareth Chapel for Good Shepherd Convent, Rasintha Wimalasena Road, Bandarawela Fair condition Ask permission
1961-63 Flats for Mrs. AF Wijemanna  (3 storeys) Ananda Coomaraswamy Maw., Col 7 Much altered Visible from road
1961-63 House for Chris and Carmen Raffel 57, Ward Place, Colombo 7 Fair condition Private res.
1963-65 House for Leela Dias BandaranayakeHotel Road, Mount Lavinia Good condition Private res.
1963-64 Montessori School for St. Bridget’s Convent, Maitland Crescent, Colo 7  Good condition Appointment only
1963-65 Estate bungalow for Baur & CoPolontalawa, Nikarawetiya Good condition Appointment only
1965-66 Classroom block for Ladies CollegeErnest de Silva Mawatha, Colombo 7 Fair condition Appointment only
1965-66 YWCA BuildingRotunda Gardens, Colombo 7 Fair condition Public building
1966-69   Steel Corporation, offices and staff housing , Oruwela (E. of Colombo) Fair condition Appointment only
1967-69 House for Peter Keuneman 27th Lane, Inner Flower Road, Col Fair condition Ask permission now a beauty salon
1967-69 Bentota Resort – railway station, tourist village etc., Bentota Fair condition Public buildings
1967-73 Bentota Beach Hotel, Bentota Badly altered Public building
1967-74 Serendib Hotel , Bentota Fair condition Public building
1969-70 Public Library , Opposite the main temple at Kalutara Dilapidated Public building
1969-71 Office Development , Opposite the bus station, Matara Fair condition Public building
1970-72   4  row houses for PC de Saram , 5th Lane Colombo 3 Only two remain in poor  condition Private res
1971-73 House for Stanley de Saram, Cambridge Place, Colombo 7 Much altered visible from road Private res.
1972-74 House conversion for Mr & Mrs Tennakoon 33rd Lane, Bagatelle Road, Col 3 Excellent condition visible from road Private res.
1973-76 Neptune Hotel , Beruwela Good condition Public building
1974-76 Agrarian Research & Training Institute , Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 7 Excellent condition Ask permission
1975-77 National Institute for Management Studies ,Vidya Mawatha (off Wijerama Mawatha), Colombo 7 Fair condition Ask permission
1975-79 Offices for State Mortgage Bank (Mahaweli) Hyde Park Corner, Darley Road, Colombo Much altered Visible from street
1976-78 Seema Malaka – ordination temple, Beira Lake, Colombo Good condition Public building
1978-80 Integral Education Centre , Pilyandala to Moratuwa road (Bolgoda Lake) Fair condition Ask permission  
1978-80 House for Lidia Gunasekera aka No. 87 ,     87, Galle road, Bentota Good condition now a guest house
1978-79 Tourist Police Station , Galle Road (land side) Beruwela Fair Condition Public building
1978-81 Triton Hotel, (aka Heritance)    Ahungalla Good condition Public building
1978-80   Staff Housing for the Ministry of Power , Sarana Rd., Bauddhaloka Mawa. Col 7 Fair condition Visible from road
1979-82 New Sri Lanka Parliament, Sri Jayawardenepura ,  Kotte Good condition Special permission needed
1980-88 Ruhunu University Campus,  Matara Fair condition Appointment only
1982-83 Vocational Training Centre, Ladies College,27th Lane, Inner Flower Road Good condition Appointment only   
1982-83 Pilgrims’ Rest House , Jayanthi Maw., New Town, Anuradhapura Fair condition Public building
1984-86 Stable conversion for Sunethra Bandaranaike , Horagolla Excellent condition Private res.
1985-86 House for Richard Fitzherbert, aka Claughton, Dikwella, near Tangalla Fair condition Now a guest house
1985-91 House for Cecil and Chloe de Soysa , Dharmapala Maw, Colombo 3 Excellent condition Private res.
1990 Remodelling and extension to Sinbad Hotel Kalutara Fair condition Public building
1991-94 Kandalama Hotel (aka Heritance) Dambulla Good condition Public building
1991-95 House for Rohan and Dulanjalee Jayakody ,Park Street, Colombo 2 Good condition Private res.
1995-97 Lighthouse Hotel ,  Galle Good condition Public building
1996-98       Blue Water Hotel , Waduuwa Good condition Public building
1997-98 House for Pradeep Jayawardene , Red Cliffs, Mirissa, near Weligama Fair condition Now a guest  house
1997-98   House for David Spencer, Rosmead Place, Colombo 7                                                                      Fair condition Private res.

 David Robson 2010