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Independence Memorial Hall, Colombo

Categories: Monuments, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.4/5 based on 190 reviews on the web
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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  • see many who walk/jog/exercise here. cemented broadwalks are not the best for this type of exercise. the cause is lost if u drive yourself here, do your bit of walk/jog, get back in the vehicle & driv...  read more »
  • It is located around a roundabout, from the front you can see the flag of Sri Lanka with several Lions sides, and the background this beautiful building.
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  • I happened upon the Memorial Hall by chance on a visit to a restaurant in Independence Square. It's an odd memorial, built in the style of a Roman temple, open at the sides and supported by some nicel...  read more »
  • Nice ancient view. People used to come here in morning to do excise
  • Beautiful place. Cool and can spend some calm time in the middle of bussy colombo.
  • A very famous Landmark in Colombo. The last president of the Country Mr Sirisena was sworn in as The President at this place. Also a good place to relax and do some walking and exercise during Morning Hours.
  • One of the best places to spend your time with your family or loving ones. A calm down place in the busy colombo .
  • One place u can chill and enjoy sri lankas finest architecture
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