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Old Parliament Building

Fort, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 77 838 3798
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Fort, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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+94 77 838 3798
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"galle face"
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"facing the sea"
in 9 reviews
"british colonial era"
in 8 reviews
"nice building"
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"architectural marvel"
in 4 reviews
"inside the building"
in 4 reviews
"high security area"
in 3 reviews
"colombo fort"
in 10 reviews
"president's house"
in 3 reviews
"takes place"
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"take photos"
in 7 reviews
"indian ocean"
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"historical place"
in 5 reviews
"sri lanka"
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"galle road"
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"city tour"
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

The old Parliament building which is near the Fort is a splendid building from the colonial era. The PM's office used to be at the back of the Parliament. There are statues of former Prime Minister's in the grounds.

Thank hdias
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

The Old Parliament Building was built during the British colonial era to house the Legislative Council of Ceylon. Now the building houses the Presidential Secretariat of Sri Lanka. It’s situated very near to the Colombo fort facing the sea and is in close proximity to...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Located right next to the Fort area makes it really convenient to get here. One can simply walk from the fort area or also from the galle face beach. The parliament building stands proud among some other higg rise building but its lush green lawn...More

Thank Anik_Rahman
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

An iconic historical structure facing the sea in Galle Face area. Upcoming skyscrapers trying to overshadow this superb architectural marvel radiating history.

Thank satkr
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

This building is located within Colombo Commercial District and next to the coastal line of Colombo. Surely an Historical Place.

Thank kiltmaker2
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Iconic & amazing is my choice of words. A complete reminder of the Colonial past of Sri Lanka. Since it is been used as part of the Presidential Secretariat looks a very busy place. I love the statues that keep looking at the travelers.

Thank aphroditekinda
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

I lived at Cinnamon grand for 2 weeks and hence I passed through this building 10 times. I walked to this place during weekend to see how good does it look. Its very good stylish colonial building but its managed poorly. The statue is not...More

Thank Bangalore_Bird
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

Came here every morning before and after jogging. A nice piece of history in this fast modernizing place in the city.

Thank mcrhon
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

Unlike the current Sri Lankan parliament, which is separated from public spaces by big moats, the older one is situated within public spaces. Therefore stands as a symbol of traditional democracy...

1  Thank Mark D
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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

A nice place to take a photo...kind of Lanka heritage...i can see that got some army protect the place around this building.

Thank Dino A
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