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Old Parliament Building, Colombo

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Stop at Old Parliament Building and take in the neo-Baroque architecture on display. Constructed under British colonialism and opened in 1930, the building housed the island's' legislature until 1983. Unfortunately, the building does not offer tours of the interior, but you can walk around outside, inspect impressive bronze statues of eminent statesmen on the grounds, and take a relaxing break on the manicured green lawns. Bring a camera to capture the imposing structure. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Colombo holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Old Parliament Building and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This is our old parliment, which is now used as the Presidential Secretariet. Due to security reason there are limitations however a good place to visit.  more »
  • A good piece of architecture to have a look at, reminiscent of the colonial era. Good to have a quick look and take a couple of photos.  more »
  • Historic Building overlooking the ocean at Galle Face Park. But strange that all the statues of preeminent Sri Lankans are wearing western suits.  more »
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  • This is Old Parliament, And this is 1st Parliament in Sri Lanka , Baththaramulla new parliament is located
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