Hultsdorf

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Hulftsdorp

අලුත් කඩේ

புதுக்கடை
Suburb
Hulftsdorp is located in Sri Lanka
Hulftsdorp
Hulftsdorp
Coordinates: 6°56′33″N 79°51′30″E / 6.94250°N 79.85833°E / 6.94250; 79.85833Coordinates: 6°56′33″N 79°51′30″E / 6.94250°N 79.85833°E / 6.94250; 79.85833
Country Sri Lanka
Province Western Province
District Colombo District
Time zone Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone (UTC+5:30)
Postal Code 01200 [1]

Hulftsdorp (also written, incorrectly as Hultsdorf ) is a suburb in Colombo, Sri Lanka. It is part of the postal area known as Colombo 12. It has been known historically as Hulffsdorp, Hulfsdorp, Hulftsdorp, Hulsdorp, Hulstsdorp and Hülffsdorf.[2]

History[edit]

The name of the suburb Hulftsdorf is a commemoration of General Gerard Pieterszoon Hulft,[3] the Dutch East India Company's Director of India and commander in chief of the company's forces in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and on the Coast of India. He was killed while besieging Colombo. The hill on which he had his headquarters was named 'Hulft's Dorp' during the Dutch occupation.[4] Nowadays, Hultsdorf is regarded as the center of legal activity in Colombo being the location of the Sri Lanka Law Courts.[5]

The colonial era All Saints Church in Dam Street, Hultsdorf

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