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Wolvendaal Foundation

Office:
CRCSL Office Building; 363, Galle Road, Colombo 06,
Tel / Fax. (+94) 11 236 0577
stanley.nelson65@yahoo.co.uk (President)
cvankrimpenpl@yahoo.com (Secretary)
 

Bank: Seylan Bank Ltd, 428 R.A. De Mel Mawatha, Colombo 03,                       Euro account no. 0080 125 9901 287                                                                   Local account no. 0080 125 9901 101                                                        
Swift:  SEYBLKLX


Dutch Reformed Church of Sri Lanka

General Consistory Office: 363, Galle Road, Colombo 06
Tel. (+94) 11 236 0861, Fax (+94) 11 258 2469

Background Literature:

  • A Description of the Most Famous Isle of Ceylon; Rev. Philip Baldeus; translation from Dutch; Black Swan, 1703.

  • Faith of Our Fathers (The Dutch Reformed Church in Sri Lanka); S.D.  Franciscus; The Evangel Press, 1983.

  • De Wolvendaalsche Kerk; Richard Leslie Brohier; 1938, 1957, 1982; revised and expanded by Deloraine Brohier and Christiaan van Krimpen, 2010; Neptune Publications (Pvt) Ltd, Sri Lanka.

  • The Dutch Reformed Church in Colonial Ceylon; Minutes of the Consistory of the Dutch Reformed Church in Colombo held at the Wolvendaal Church, Colombo (1735 - 1797); Samuel A.W. Mottau & Klaus Koschorke; Harrassowitz Verlag - Wiebaden, Germany, 2011.

  • Links between Sri Lanka and The Netherlands; Richard Leslie Brohier; The Netherlands Alumni Association, Sri Lanka; 1978

  • Illustrations and Views of Dutch Ceylon; R.K. de Silva & W.G.M. Beumer; E.J. Brill, 1988.

  • The Earliest Dutch Visits to Ceylon; Donald Ferguson; Asian Educational; Services, 1998.

  • 400 Years of Dutch-Sri Lanka Relations; ed. Saman Kelegama & Roshan Madawela; Karunaratna & Sons, 2002.

  • The Dutch Seaborne Empire; C.R. Boxer; The Anchor Press, 1965.

  • Ceylonees Plakkaatboek; L. Hovy; Uitgeverij Verloren, 1991.

  • De Geschiedenis van de VOC; Femme S. Gaastra; Walburg Pers, 2002.

  • A History of Sri Lanka; K.M. de Silva; Vijitha Yapa Publications, 2005.

  • Hof en Handel; Aziatische Vorsten en de VOC; Elsbeth Locher-Scholten & Peter Rietbergen; KITLV Leiden, 2004.

  • Germans in Dutch Ceylon; translated by R. Raven-Hart; Colombo, National Museum; 1953.

  • The Dutch in Ceylon; R.G. Anthonisz; Asian Educational Services, 2003.

  • Ceylon and the Hollanders, 1658 – 1796; P.E. Peiris; Lake House Bookshop, 1995.

  • The Kandyan Kingdom of Sri Lanka, 1707 – 1782; Lorna S. Dewaraja; Stamford Lake Publication, 2008.

  • Gouverneur Van Imhoff op dienstreis in 1739; redactie Galjaart, Nierop, Speelman en Wagenaar; Walburg Pers, 2007.

  • Het verdrag van 1766; W. Zwier; Uitgeverij H.J. Paris, 1927.

  • The Dutch Wars with Kandy; Major R. Raven-Hart; Government Archives Department, Nugegoda; 1964

  • Kandy at War; Channa Wicremesekera; Vijitha Yapa Publications, 2004.

  • Koopman en Diplomaat; Gouverneurs en Directeuren van Ceylon 1640 – 1796; L.P. van Putten, A.W.A. van den Eelaart & R.H.W. Egeter van Kuijk; Walburg Pers, 2006.

  • Patriots and Liberators: Revolution in The Netherlands, 1780 – 1813; Simon Schama; Knopf, 1977.

  • In the days of Sri Wickramarajasingha, last King of Kandy; Punchibandara Dolapihilla; Visvha Lekha, 2006.

  • Het VOC-bedrijf op Ceylon; Albert van den Belt; Walburg Pers, 2008.

  • Schippers van de VOC in de achttiende eeuw; Jaap R. Bruyn; De Bataafse Leeuw, 2008.

  • In the days of Sri Wickrama Rajasingha, Last King of Kandy; Punchibandara Dolapihilla; Vishva Lekha Publishers, 1959/2006.

  • Perpetual Ferment; Popular Revolts in Sri Lanka in the 18th & 19th Centuries; Kumari Jayawardena; Social Scientists' Association, Colombo, 2010.

  • The World of Jan Brandes. Drawings of a Dutch traveller in Batavia, Ceylon and Southern Africa; Editors Max de Bruyn & Remco Raben; Waanders Publishers, 2004.

 Credits

The pictures, drawings and illustrations shown on this website are derived from many sources.

Main sources are the splendid book titled Illustrations and Views of Dutch Ceylon written by R.K. de Silva & W.G.M. Beumer and the recent album about Rev. Jan Brandes: The World of Jan Brandes. Drawings of a Dutch traveller in Batavia, Ceylon and Southern Africa; editors Max de Bruyn & Remco Raben.

Photographs have been made available mainly by the Wolvendaal Consistory, Deloraine Brohier, Dominique Sansoni and Christiaan van Krimpen. Special thanks to Brian McMorrow for his beautiful shots of the Wolvendaal Church.

Webmaster: Christiaan van Krimpen


Sunday Service Times in the District of Colombo:

Wolvendaal: Tamil 07.45 am; Eng 09.30 am; Sinh 11.00 am
Regent Street: Tamil 08.00 am; Eng 09.30 am
Maligakande: Tamil: 04.45 pm
Bambalapitya: Eng 08.45 am; Sinh 10.30 am
Wellawatte: Tamil 8.00 am Eng 05.00 pm
Dehiwala: Eng 07.15 am Sinh 08.30 am; Tamil 10.00 am; Eng 05.00 pm
Kohuwela: Tamil 07.15 am; Eng 09.00 am; Sinh 10.30 am
Quarry Road: Sinh 07.30 am
Rukmalgama: Eng/Sinh 10.00 am
 
Outstations:
Galle, Matara, Kahatagasdigiliya, Kegalle, Balana,
Makandura, Kandanagedera, Gampola.