Standing majestically as the busy city clamours all around is the iconic Independence Memorial Hall of Colombo, a national monument of immense cultural and historical significance. It truly is a remarkable sight to behold. The regal structure is one of the most picturesque sights in the bustling commercial capital of Sri Lanka.
The Independence Memorial Hall which is also known as the Independence Commemoration Hall was built to commemorate the independence the country obtained from the British regime on the 4th of February 1948. The monument can be found in the Independence Square, in Cinnamon Gardens.
The Independence Memorial Hall stands on the place where the formal ceremony that marked beginning the era of the self-rule took place many years ago. The very first parliament was also opened onsite on that fateful day.
Within the monument you will find a statue of the first Prime Minister of the country, D. S. Senanayake who is also called the ‘Father of the Nation’.
The breathtaking construction was designed by 8 famous architects. The rich allure and charm of this ornately designed structure stands as a testament to the superior talent of these celebrated architects of long ago. It is designed to reflect the style of the Magul Maduwa of Kandyan Kingdom. The Magul Maduwa is where the Kandyan Convention was signed by the British and Kandy chieftains, which effectively brought the Kingdom of Kandy to an end.
When you visit the Independence Memorial Hall, you will get the chance to explore the Independence Memorial Museum as well. Here you will find names of all the noble Sri Lankans who fought tirelessly against the rule of the British, to bring about the nation’s priceless independence.
As you travel in the country with Green Holiday Centre, you will be able to visit this marvellous site with great ease. Be sure to take your camera with you as the building is truly quite breathtaking!