The Independence Memorial Hall in Colombo was built to commemorate Sri Lanka's fight for independence from the British rule - which was achieved on the 4th of February, 1948. It is an excellent place to visit during the evening for a walk as well as to get a better understanding of Sri Lanka's many years of history. The memorial hall also houses the Independence Memorial Museum - which showcases several relics and items-of-interest from the past. The garden area is a popular spot amongst locals for an evening jog and several families tend to visit it during the weekend simply to spend a few leisurely hours together. The Arcade Independence Square is located next to it and offers travellers a complex of eateries and shopping outlets.
Throughout the day
Around 1 hour
Adults, Families, Young Adults, Senior Guests, Children
The memorial museum and arcade complex
Plenty of private space around the garden area will be available for Muslim travellers in need of prayer facilities at the Independence Memorial Hall. Muslim travellers may also visit the Jawatta Jumma Mosque at 50 AS, Torrington Lane in Colombo 7 which is located a short distance away from the Independence Memorial Hall. Several other mosques will also be available across Colombo.
Halal food options will be available at numerous Halal restaurants near Independence Memorial Hall in Colombo. Some of the most prominent spots that Muslim travellers can visit are Coco Veranda, Cioconat Lounge, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, The Sandwich Factory, The Barnesbury as well as other fast food outlets such as McDonald's and Dinemore.