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Independence Avenue, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 May 2014

Independence Memorial Hall is located in the Independence Square at Colombo 7. This place is known as Torrington Square in early days. This Hall was built for the commemoration of the independence from British in 1948. But the construction of was started after the Independen

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 1 February 2016

Overall Sri Lanka seemed like a poor man's version of India. The poverty wasn't as bad, but the sights weren't as good. Only go there if you want to relax by the pool or ocean.

2  Thank brandreth16
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Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

This is where Sri Lanka celebrated its first independence in Sri Lanka was celebrated. Independence has all marks of this historic celebrations.

Thank SanjeewaA
Reviewed 14 May 2015

I usually go with my wife to do some exercise in the evening. people come here with their kids. their is bicycle track if you love to ride. this place is crowded in the evening.

Thank Anusha F
Reviewed 9 May 2015

In someways, quite a basic memorial hall, but very well done and worth viewing whilst in Colombo. There are steep steps up to the main level so access is difficult for those with mobility issues. There are the normal vendors/snake charmers etc there to pester...More

Thank CocoTampa123
Reviewed 26 April 2015

A majestic looking building, very well maintained lawns and the arcade in the background, makes this an excellent place overall. A befitting monument to the Independent Sri Lanka. We visited around noon time and hence most of the people were sitting inside the building. Good...More

Thank Krishnan U
Reviewed 8 April 2015 via mobile

This is where the Freedom from British is celebrated.A must for tourists and locals alike.You can hangout walk about and have a meal or a bite at the Arcade.

Thank 3SEse7
Reviewed 21 March 2015 via mobile

This definitely is one of my favourite relax points in the busy buzz that is Colombo. The very historic place built to commemorate the independence of the Nation on 4 February 1948 with the majestic hall with breathtaking Sri Lankan architecture is a prime choice...More

Thank Priyantha G
Reviewed 9 March 2015

A stately structure with intricate carvings. A fairly modern structure that links to the past of Colombo. A fitting epitaph

Thank multi v
Reviewed 4 March 2015

The square is a fitting commemmoration for Sri Lanka's 1948 independence The columns have intricate carvings. .

1  Thank Victorianlad
Reviewed 28 February 2015 via mobile

An important celebration place such as independence's day celebration, was built after independent proclaimed from British. Lovely craving panels, the symbol of water preservation vase, the Singa, the iconic steps, the celebrated cricket field is right across the road, it is also the most prestige...More

Thank lsg181
Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

I come here most evenings for a walk...lovely environment.. A lot of greenery... Lovely walkways... Very clean...safe for females to walk alone... Patronized by all ages...all fitness levels...wonderful place

1  Thank Arunikaf
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Response from KPNAGARAJA | Reviewed this property |
August Will be Nice weather . Intermittent Rains and very Pleasant weather
25 February 2017|
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Response from svperera | Reviewed this property |
There is no known market as such held at the independence square but close to it at the old race course grounds there is the 'good market' held every Saturday from about 09-17hrs.
3 October 2015|
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Response from Ratna K | Reviewed this property |
You are talking about Colombo Municipal Council building known as (CMC).This is still still functioning office.