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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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TripAdvisor
  • All you see in this picture is all there is to this place. Just this structure. No craftsmanship or architecture. Just a plain, flat hall ... 
  • This is ranked quite high in the tourist map, but there is nothing much to see other than an elegant structure. Maybe it would have been more interesting if the guide was able to talk about the histor...  more »
  • Apparently this is a "must-see" location in Colombo. Ok. The design of the columns are interesting, but we were there for literally 2 minutes. Nothing to see apart from the Hall itself. They seemed to...  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.