- Independence Square (Independence Memorial Hall)
Location – Cinnamon Gardens
Tickets – Free access to the premises
Independence square is a national monument and one of the great places which shows the Sri Lankan pride history to the entire world. Furthermore it is an attractive and very peaceful place. Because of its peacefulness many people love to visit here. School children and many young groups visit this place often. You can freely walk along the walking lines in the premises of Independence Square. This is one of the best places to do your daily exercises in early mornings and evenings. Especially this place is great for your photo shoots. Many University Students visit here whenever they are free.
- The History of the Independence Square
After getting the independence in 1948, the government decided to build a memorial building to commemorate the long and pride history of Sri Lanka. Accordingly this attractive building was built in a manner that would be appreciated by the local and foreign communities. The main purpose was to hold the annual independent day celebrations.
- The Building
This building was constructed very similar to MAGUL MADUWA in the temple of tooth-Kandy by a group of eight notable architects. Inside the building there are many carvings that show the landmark incidents in Sri Lankan pride history. This building has built by giving space to seat 224 members in the parliament inside the building while 25,000 in the open. 100,000 people can assemble outside the building.
- Independence Memorial Museum
Independence memorial museum is constructed under the building of the Independence Square. Many people missed this place because it is little bit hidden from the building. You can enter there by taking ticket of 20 Rupees. It has a very big collection of historical wares such as Currency units in ancient periods, Royal equipment, ancient inscriptions and many antiques.
- Don’t Leave any polythene in the square premises