Independence Memorial Hall, Colombo

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Independence Memorial Hall, Colombo - Address

Address: 7 Independence Ave Colombo 00700 Sri Lanka

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 24-hrs Details

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Rising in the heart of the Independence Square, this memorial hall serves as an open pavilion of sorts. Built to commemorate the  independence of Sri Lanka from the British rule, the hall where religious events and annual national holidays are marked. The architect of the elegant building was Tom Neville Wynne-Jones, who took inspiration from the the Magul Maduwa, the royal audience hall of  of the Kingdom of Kandy. The hall is guarded by a line of stone carved lions, with flower pots called pun-kalas in the corners. Inside its pretty 10,000 square feet you'll find lovely arrangement of stone pillars, beautifully carved with traditional Sri Lankan designs.

Inside the hall, you'll see a pair of doors. Beyond them is the Independence Memorial Museum, a gently lit, almost temple-like room that pays tribute to the many historical figures who helped guide and shape the path to independent Sri Lanka. These personalities are commemorated by a gallery of intricately carved busts. Surrounding them, in glass displays, are  weapons and telephones and diaries. There is also a room filled with delicate  palm-leaf parchments on which are inscribed the names of soldiers of the Sri Lankan civil war.

Independence Memorial Hall Ticket Prices

Independence Memorial Museum:

  • Rs. 10 for entrance.
  • Rs. 250 if you want to take pictures.

Independence Memorial Hall Opening and Closing Hours

  • Hours of Independence Memorial Museum: possibly open 24 hours

How To reach Independence Memorial Hall by Public Transport

  • Take a tuk-tuk, taxi, or a local bus.
  • Drive here.

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  • Nicely constructed. Very scenic area. Several shopping options available. Food and beverage available. Cinema hall is quite good. Limited seats available. Very good for evening walk.

  • Good place to hang out with friends or family. Decent selection of food outlets. Few high end restaurants and fast food restaurant. A handful of shops.

  • A lovely place to hang out with friends and family. Very interesting and beautiful architectural building structure. Have a lot of branded shops, food shops and a movie theater. Very nice environment, calm and peaceful.

  • Calm and quiet place. Many shops with large variety. Architectural structure is very interesting. Nice place to spend time with family or loved ones. Moat shops are open at night.

  • Arcade Independence Square is yet another super-complex of eateries and shopping outlets to pop up in Colombo since the Racecourse buildings. It's got its own food court, a bunch of places to buy clothes and eat at, and is cushioned on a beautiful green expanse. Arcade Independence Square is the third super-complex to pop up in Colombo, after Dutch Hospital and Racecourse. It's a beautiful, central space with a food court, restaurants, and shopping, cushioned on a beautiful green expanse.

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