The Colombo National Museum of natural records is a museum that covers the natural history of Sri Lanka. The museum is placed close to the national Museum of Colombo.
The Colombo Museum because it became called at the beginning changed into installed on 1st January 1877. It founder changed into Sir William Henry Gregory, the British Governor of Ceylon (Sri Lanka)on the time. The Royal Asiatic Society (CB) became instrumental in bringing to the attention of Gregory on his appointment as Governor in 1872 the need for a public museum with a good deal difficulty the approval of the legislative council changed into received within a year.
The Architect of the public Works department, J.G. Smither turned into capable of prepare the plans for new structure on Italian architectural fashion. the construction became finished
in 1876 and the Museum commenced it capabilities inside the following year.
The government of the museum took diverse steps to show the cultural and herbal history of the u . s . a . for this purpose. With the improvement of the museum to worldwide level, it earned the status of a national museum throughout the duration of Dr. P. E. P. Deraniyagala.