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The architect who let the light into Sri Lanka

Geoffrey Bawa's 'tropical modernism' sweeps the island's hotel sector

Galle Heritage Villa: Happy tranquility in Galle Fort (Photo by Rajpal Abeynayake)

COLOMBO -- Geoffrey Bawa singlehandedly made Sri Lanka a country for buildings that live and breathe.

The father of "tropical modernism" -- a school of architecture that can only be fully understood by seeing the maestro's buildings -- died in 2003, aged 83. By then, he had bequeathed to Sri Lanka a design legacy that has been widely recognized as the island state's hottest architectural genre.

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