Independence Memorial Hall, Colombo

Independence Memorial Hall, Colombo - Address

Address: 7 Independence Ave Colombo 00700 Sri Lanka

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About Independence Memorial Hall, Colombo

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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Independence Memorial Hall, Colombo Reviews

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  • Nice place to hangout with your friends, family or some one else. located near to Independence Square and middle of few walking paths and grate landscapes. good place for quick shopping visit and lots of Branded outlets available. you can also try many food outlets and restaurants. enough parking available. good service and well maintained. busy in evenings and weekends.

  • Pretty good mall with several stores and restaurants. What we especially liked are the very pretty buildings themselves. It's housed in a group of renovated buildings including the former Jawatta Lunatic Asylum and the former Western Provincial Council Building. At the moment the only way to find out what the history is, is looking online. They should start providing information about the buildings and locations themselves by placing historic plaques.

  • Nice place to go with friends are hang out at after a jog. you can cool down with some bubble tea. The movie theater is really nice compared to the others in the city. reminds me of England where all the theaters look like this lol.

  • A very nice place for a quite evening. A bit of shopping and some good food can be hand. The lighting is very well done and sometime the walk through the corridors does give an strange feeling, given the historical facts behind it.

  • It's a lovely place with ample parking and great landscaping. Lots of shops and other stuff present too. Prices at most shops are kinda expensive. It's a good place to hangout

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