Queen's Club (Colombo)

The Queen's Club is one of the oldest private members' club and the oldest tennis and squash club in Sri Lanka. The club was established in 1899 by prominent British colonialist in the island. Its membership was limited to British and Europeans until Ceylon gained independence in 1948, thereafter membership was extended to Ceylonese. In 1958 the club came under the umbrella of the Gymkhana Club.[1][2][3] The club has since moved out of its original club house at the intersection of Colombo-Batticaloa highway and Bauddhaloka Mawtha (Thummulla Junction), and is now part of the Colombo Gymkhana Club. The original club house building was occupied by the Criminal Justice Commission and later by the Sri Lanka Air Force.[4]

Queen's Club
Formation1899; 123 years ago (1899)
PurposeTraditional Gentlemen's Club
Location
Coordinates6°54′31″N 79°51′57″E / 6.908676°N 79.865711°E / 6.908676; 79.865711
Websitegymkhanaclub.lk

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  1. ^ "The 'Gymkhana' For All Reasons Celebrates Its' 150 Year Rhapsody". Serendib. Serendib Magazine/SriLankan Airlines. October 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  2. ^ Pathiravithana, S.R. (10 November 2013). "CHOGM, CCC and the cricket legacy". SundayTimes.lk. The Sunday Times Sri Lanka. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  3. ^ Mangan, J.A. (2005). "Imperial Origins: Christian Manliness, Moral Imperatives and Pre-Sri Lankan Playing Fields- Beginnings". In Hong, Fan; Mangan, J.A. (eds.). Sport in Asian Society: Past and present. Taylor & Francis e-Library. ISBN 0-203-49742-2.
  4. ^ "Sri Lanka Air Force Museum : The Sixth Commander". Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 2 July 2018.