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Reviewed 1 week ago

Being the Independence Hall, one can feel the happiness of the citizens when Independence was declared in 1948.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Roomi S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's an open air pavilion, with a museum underneath. I saw quite a few people sitting around, taking advantage of the shade provided by the ceiling.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank shmeva44
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this in cinnamon gardens, which is in heart of Colombo. highly recommended place for relaxation. lot of public are around from different age categories. how ever be aware of street traders that may approach you. they try to sell certain items at extremely high rate...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank vchinthaka
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located in Cinnamon Gardens, it was built to commemorate the independence of Sri Lanka from Britain, with full governing responsibility given to the Ceylonese-elected legislature on February 4, 1948. Nice interior. Statue of D. S. Senanayake, who was the first Prime Minister of Ceylon, located...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 14 January 2019

There really isn’t anything to do here except escape from the sun. It is a pavilion with a statue in front.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Eugene W
Reviewed 14 January 2019

This structure is very well patronized. The day we were there, one end was being used for some sort of letting whilst the other end had children learning the arts of drawing portraits. Very airy.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gilliebean63
Reviewed 11 January 2019

This was part of a guided tour around the City of Colombo and was an amazing sight to experience and to learn about its history.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

This is the memorial for Independence of Ceylon from the colonial rule.This is an impressive architectural designed building.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 3SEse7
Reviewed 25 December 2018

Commemorating Sri Lanka's 1948 indepence from Great Britain, this is the one "must see" historic spot in Colombo. It may not look that impressive, but our visit here demonstrated how important this site is. We saw a number of locals gathered here in awe and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank moviegeekjn
Reviewed 18 December 2018

An important historical land mark in Colombo.Nice place to go around, to walk down on the memory lane and to relax.

Date of experience: December 2018
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