The Dutch Burgher Union’s ‘home’ with a restaurant, bar, billaird tables and meeting rooms has been located centrally in Colombo for over a century at the junction of Bauddhaloka Mawatha (ake Buller’s Rd) and Havelock Rd running south-north across colombo — and thus withina sotone’strow of many faciltiees including the University of colombo, Nomads cricket ground, the SL braodcasting Corporation, Archives, et cetera. I have used it as a meeting spot often and in mid-September 2020 held a THANK YOU party for friends and relatives who had sustained me over a five-month covid-informed stay in Lanka.
So, its is a delight to feature its further growth in pictorial form…. Michael Roberts
A NOTE received:
The DBU, which you must have visited when you were in SL has been refurbished and upgraded now. Refurbishing started in 2012 by Mr. T. Speldewinde who was the president of DBU. It’s a beautiful place now with comfortable rooms and two good restaurants. I have attached a few photos for you to see. Also have forwarded a link
to Fiona about the history of DBU.
There had been a Dr. V.R. Schokman who was the President of DBU in 1940’s, I have attached a picture of him too.
The room rates are between 40–60 $ per day.
DBU GENERAL COMMITTEE 2022/23 …. elected on 31 May 2022
PRESIDENT: Mr. David Colin-Thomé
DEPUTY PRESIDENT: Mr. Timothy Speldewinde
SECRETARY: Mr. Sean Van Dort
TREASURER: Mr. Malory David
Mr. Stephen LaBrooy
Mr. Joachim Caspersz
Mr. David Martenstyn
Mr. Dallas Martenstyn
Mrs. Julia de Mel
Mr. Bill Deutrom
Ms. Leann de Zilwa
Mr. Tony de Livera
Mr. Chris Quyn
Mr. Marlon Jansen
Mr. Sven Muller
Mr. Nigel Austin
Mr. David Grenier
Dr Stephan Anthonisz
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