History of Colombo

Colombo isn’t only a city of the future or even the present. Many areas still belong to the past, with streets and building that take many a Sri Lankan down memory lane. If you speak to a Sri Lankan about his life in Colombo, you would most probably get a detailed comparison of the then and now of the city.

Independence Memorial Hall Colombo (Independence Square)

Independence Mamorial Hall Colombo also known as The Independence Square. This iconic Colombo attraction celebrates Sri Lanka’s Independence from British colonial rule.

Colombo National Museum

The National Museum Colombo first opened in 1877 with only 800 exhibits showcasing some aspects of the history and culture of Sri Lanka. Today, it has over 100,000 exhibits and the most important library on the island.

 

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