Colombo Observatory, Ceylon

Scope and Content

Collection of reprints by Dr H Jameson and other members of the Colombo Observatory, J P Andrews, A J Bamford and A P Kandasamy, mainly concerning climatology in Ceylon, 1912-1958.

Administrative / Biographical History

The history of meteorological observations in Ceylon, in the form of rainfall measurement, dates back to year 1850. Systematic recording of observations started during 1866-1883 under the Survey General of Ceylon. The Colombo Observatory was set up in 1907 on Bullers Road (Bauddhaloka Mawatha) in Colombo. Since 1948 it has been part of the Government Department of Meteorology.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Access Information

Open although advance notice should be given.

Acquisition Information

The source of acquisition by ICS is not known.

Other Finding Aids

Catalogued to item level (see link to repository catalogue).

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual conditions apply

Corporate Names