Post & Telegraph Office (fmr), Kandy

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Post & Telegraph Office (fmr), Kandy

Now Kandy General Post Office.

A short passage from the book ‘Guide to Kandy’ by George Skeen (1903) says:

“The Post and Telegraph Office, recently acquired for this purpose by the Government from the liquidators of the Grand Hotel – a venture which failed to realize the financial hopes of the Company who constructed it on the site of the historic Bogambra Mills of Messrs. John Walker & Sons, at whose famous engineering establishment in the ‘good old coffee days’ pulpers and other coffee machinery were turned out in great numbers, …”

In times gone by, there were also other government departments housed in the building.

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