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Philip Cheshire Read Jayasuriya

Architecture student

Philip Cheshire Read Jayasuriya was born on 9th October 1894 and was from Ceylon (Sri Lanka). He trained at the Government Training College in Colombo and then studied at UCL from 1920 to 1922 in the Faculty of Arts, studying Architecture. Courses he took included building construction, ancient, classical, medieval and renaissance architecture, design and town planning. Whilst studying in London he lived at 44 Hilldrop Road, N7. In 1924, now working as an architect he moved to Bloomsbury, residing at 46 Gower Place. Returning to Ceylon in 1924 he became the Principal Assistant, Archaeological Commissioner of Ceylon.


UCL Registration Form, UCL Record Office

UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960, via ancestry.co.uk