Colombo

Sites and Attractions

Arcade Independence Square

The Arcade Independence Square is the recent addition to the Independence Square adding further beauty to this attractive scenic and pleasant environment. The collection of…

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Arcade Independence Square

Independence Memorial Hall

On February 4, 1948 Sri Lanka obtained Independence from the British rule with the restoration of full governing responsibility and on this Memorial Hall stands…

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Independence Memorial Hall

The Pettah red and white Mosque

Colombo Jami Ul Alfar Muslim Mosque in Pettah is known as the Colombo red and white Mosque. This colourful white and red candy striped mosque…

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The Pettah red and white Mosque

The Old Ceylon Parliament Building

Until the new parliament complex was built at Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, this attractive neo-classical grand building housed the parliament of Sri Lanka. It can be…

  • Colombo Fort
The Old Ceylon Parliament Building

Sima Malakaya

Sima Malakaya is part of the main Gangaramaya Temple and is built on an artificial man made island by the tree lined Beira lake edge.…

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Sima Malakaya

Sambodhi Chaithya Temple

Just past the Galle Face at the end of the road known as Marine drive (leading to the harbor), is an amazing site. On top…

  • Galle Face Green
Sambodhi Chaithya Temple

Old Dutch Museum

A very interesting site if you are visitng the Pettah. This museum can be found just north of the Colombo Fort Railway Station in the…

  • Pettah
Old Dutch Museum

Gangaramaya Temple

The Gangaramaya Temple is located in a lane called Hunupitiya Lake Road off the Sri Jinaratana Road which is opposite the Sima Malaka temple. It…

  • Slave Island
Gangaramaya Temple

Galle Buck Lighthouse

The Colombo Fort Galle Buck (rocky bay) Lighthouse has a ceremonial role to play in modern Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan Navy has positioned a…

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Galle Buck Lighthouse

Colombo Town Hall

This gleaming white building looks a lot like the iconic US Capitol Building which a visitor to Washington DC would unmistakably identify. This is Colombo's…

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Colombo Town Hall

Colombo National Museum

The Colombo Museum houses collections of artifacts that are important for telling the story of Sri Lanka. A good example is the royal regalia that…

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Colombo National Museum

Chatham Street Clock Tower

It is said that the lighthouse has a feminine feel about it because Lady Ward, wife of the Governor of Ceylon, created the elegant design.…

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Chatham Street Clock Tower

Cenotaph War Memorial

The Cenotaph War Memorial is located adjacent to the magnificent Viharamahadevi Park, and build to commemorate the lives of all hte soldires who sacrificed their…

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Cenotaph War Memorial

Cargill’s Department store

One of the grandest of the “old world charm” is the splendid Victorian styled red brick building of the Cargill's Department store building which has…

  • Colombo Fort
Cargill's Department store

Viharamahadevi (Victoria) Park

A pleasant place being Colombo city’s greenest space. The largest open recreational space in the congested city of Colombo is called Viharamahadevi Park. Named after…

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Viharamahadevi (Victoria) Park
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