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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 10 March 2015

Walk along Galle face green from GALLE FACE hotel along the walkway by the beach.....enjoy local people and vendors......take a photo of the old parliament.......lot of history and political skullduggery here! Walk past it UPTO the light house. Take a break. Go into the city......see...More

2  Thank Sivasuriam
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Reviewed 23 February 2016

Even with permission you can't visit this place. just you can see from outside. The look is "Colonial"

4  Thank DharshanaW
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This old parliament building was made in british time. Actually it's architecture is so much related to white house in Washington DC. This place is located just infront of galle face ground. If you visit galle face beach this is just walking distance. So this...More

Thank Prasunmed
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I spent over 2 hours touring this house and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's a bit like being on an old movie set. The history it brings back is remarkable. I especially liked the prime minister office and quarters. Well worth the time and visit.

Thank Lyn M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although a left over from the colonial past, it is different from all the buildings of that era. It has a strange resemblance to the White House of Washington DC although smaller and of a brownish colour. The building with a very interesting past is...More

Thank Anand G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One of the important buildings of Sri Lanka. No entry inside but one can take photos from outside. Very near to Galle Face Green.

Thank mgprabhu
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Beautiful old colonial building, worth visiting. Just outside of the hustle and bustle of the city center.

Thank 483antonv
Reviewed 7 October 2018

The Old Parliament Building, as the name suggests, is the old parliament building of Sri Lanka. It is located in the Fort Area of Colombo, near the Galle Face Green. I visited the place just for beautiful pictures of the building, but was amazed at...More

Thank nrm77
Reviewed 6 October 2018

The huge columned facade of this huge building is very impressive. Set amongst the huge port development this imposing building is worth a visit, if only to photograph the exterior.

Thank LikeTraveler
Reviewed 4 October 2018

This was a most impressive building, very well maintained, & majestic among all the construction going on in the area. I tried to read the plaques on the plinths of the statues but the railings make that really difficult, shame

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

This building is nicely maintained by local government. Located right next to galle face green , however people are not allowed to go inside.

Thank 260rjp
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

That's where the history of modern sri Lanka started. Located at green galle face, this is beautiful and most visit place.

Thank Umang A
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