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Independence Memorial Hall, Colombo

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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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  • The Independance Memorial Hall is connected very much with our national day. This is a huge tourist attraction in Colombo.  more »
  • It's a nice location to stop by if you're doing a day tour of Colombo. If it's not included in your tour, ask your driver to swing by for a quick stop. The history is nice, and the relief sculptures i...  more »
  • This hall which look like a concrete copy of the original in Kandy. The one in Kandy is made out of wood and even more beautiful. However this one is larger and more suitable as a monument. Dont miss ...  more »
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  • This is memorial hall of indipendance of Sri Lanka. Calm place to spend time. Beautiful place
  • Very important landmark of Sri Lanka is Independent Memorial Hall. This monument always be remembered of the independent Sri Lanka. Very peaceful & relaxing environment for taking relaxation, walking, spending time with family.
  • Nice ancient view. People used to come here in morning to do excise
  • Fantastic place, clean, good area to have a nice walk, to jog and good place for cycling.
  • 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.