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Independence Memorial Hall, Colombo

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Monument Tourist Spot
Visit Independence Memorial Hall, where Prince Henry put an end to five centuries of colonial rule and gave independence to Sri Lanka. At the entrance, you can see the statue of D.S. Senanayake, the nation's first prime minister, before stepping into the assembly hall, which served as the royal court of the last kingdom on the island, the King of Kandy. The building and statues give a sense of the site's impressive history and cultural importance. Don’t miss the chance to visit the basement museum, which hosts exhibits on the country’s colonial history, highlighting Sri Lanka's struggle to achieve independence. In addition, the museum features exhibits on the country’s ancient literature and art. When you step outside to see locals jogging around the grounds, sit on a bench, enjoy the nature, and appreciate the place where history was made. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Independence Memorial Hall and many more Colombo attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Colombo vacation route planner.
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  • We, a tour group of fourteen - seven couples, during our Colombo city tour had visited the Independence Memorial Hall. A historical landmark of Colombo. The pillared hall has a grandeur and has a mult...  more »
  • The independent memorial is an excellent memorial to visit in Sri lanka .It is before entering into the city.The parking time of vehicle is little inconvenient.  more »
  • A must visit while in Colombo, a symbol of pride for the Sri Lankan this memorial represents the freedom struggle of the island nation.  more »
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  • A beautiful afternoon at Independence Square. Well maintained and an opportunity to see the old colonial architecture. The expansive green spaces, buildings and history captivate. No entry fee, ample parking, clean and safe. Lots to see or just hang out and enjoy the views. My second trip to Colombo and both times I took the time to visit this historic location. I would add it to the must visit locations when in the capitol city of Colombo.
  • Very beautiful place. Ample parking at main entrances and rear entrances from independent square. Renowned Branded shopping malls. Very good place to do family shopping. Seasonal offers are available for credit cards.
  • Good Place to hangout, meet friends. Have a bite. Good restaurants. Very classy. Outdoor fountain. And to top it off a place to have a relaxing jog.
  • Some good shops. Two cinemas with good facilities. Nice food court. Burger king is open till late on weekends.
  • If you are looking for designer brands this is a great place to shop. Or if you just want to relax at one of the restaurants or watch a film at the cinema this is a place that offers it all.