Jubilee Post, Nugegoda

Jubilee Post (Sinhala: ජුබිලි කණුව) Nugegoda is a commemorative marker, at the intersection of Stanley Thilakarathne Mawatha (B120) and Old Kottawa Road, formerly King George Avenue (B291), recognising the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887.[1] The post was initially erected on the road verge but was subsequently relocated to the middle of the intersection.[2][3] It was moved again in 2020 when the intersection was upgraded.[4]

The post is approximately 1.2 m (3 ft 11 in) high and is fixed to a rectangular base, 52 cm (20 in) by 34 cm (13 in) and 26 cm (10 in) tall. The inscriptions on the post are in English and Sinhalese.[5]

It is maintained by the Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte Municipal Council, who have painted the post white.[6] On 8 July 2005 it was gazetted as an archaeological protected monument by the government.[7]

References Edit

  1. ^ Ratnayake, Premil (2 February 2012). "Historical remnants of Kotte Kingdom". The Daily News. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  2. ^ Manathunga, S. B. (2016). Pauranika Sthana Saha Smaraka: Kolamba Distrikkaya. Department of Archaeology. p. 90. ISBN 955-9159-39-9.
  3. ^ Rajapakshe, S.; Bandara, T. M. C.; Vanninayake, R. M. B. T. A. B., eds. (2018). Puravidya Sthana Namavaliya: Kolamba Distrikkaya. Department of Archaeology. p. 11. ISBN 978-955-7457-19-2.
  4. ^ "'Jubilee post' at Mirihana is missing". Asian Truth. 19 November 2020. Retrieved 3 January 2022.
  5. ^ Gamage, P. D. (2020). Epigraphical Notes (Nos 22-23). Department of Archaeology. p. 68-71. ISBN 978-955-7457-30-7.
  6. ^ Abeysekara, Tissa. "The birds are gone, and the warm fields return no more". The Island.
  7. ^ "Gazette". The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. 1401. 8 July 2005.

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