Monuments/ Statues in Colombo

Top Monuments & Statues in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Monuments & Statues in Colombo

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  • CHANDAN MAJUMDER
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India9 contributions
    This is the place where the president of Sri Lanka address on the Independence day. It is open on all days. The is also a museum which is currently closed due to covid. The entrance fee is free for all but I think there is a fee to enter the museum.
    Written December 27, 2021
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  • Titus D
    Sri Lanka6,909 contributions
    It is a beautiful and a tall tower located beside the pubic Library in a central place in Colombo. Both the War Memorial and the public library are on a due of Victoria ark and can see both in one tour.
    The War Memorial is dedicated to Military personnel who died in the world war I and II. Their names are imprinted on the walls of the war memorial.at eye sight level.
    The first war memorial was made in the Galle Face but later it was moved to this lace. It was built by Britishers during their ruling time in 1921 to 1923. It is by the public road and can be seen while travlling by its side.
    Written June 4, 2019
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia5,983 contributions
    Perera was the first Trotskyist to become a cabinet minister in the Sri Lankan government, serving two terms as Minister of Finance and Leader of the Opposition. Highly educated from attending schools and universities in both Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom, he became the first native born to gain the degree of Doctor of Science from the University of London. The statue is good for a photo if passing.
    Written November 24, 2019
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  • GalleFort
    Galle, Sri Lanka4 contributions
    Pieter Keuneman, Represented the Central Colombo electorate for many years. Central Colombo is multi electorate. He in his life work hard to the upliftment of the electorate and this statue is a tribute to him. He represented Communist Party, where he later become the General Secretary. He was with the ordinary people and champion of workers right. In real life he had walked passed, where the statue stand, with many party workers for the right of the workers. Pieter Keuneman, gave a solution to the housing crisis during his tenure as Housing Minister of Sri Lanka.
    Written September 15, 2021
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia5,983 contributions
    This statue shows Queen Victoria seated on her throne, the sculpture sitting atop a large plinth was inaugurated in 1897. It was originally located in Victoria Park, now called Viharamahadevi Park, but was relocated from near the Presidential Palace in 2006 to an inauspicious location near the National Museum. It remained there until 2013 when it was decided that it should be renovated in time for the CHOGM gathering in 2013. That done, it was sited in it's present location facing the road and Viharamahadevi Park.
    Written December 1, 2019
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  • Terrance M
    Hamilton, Canada3,456 contributions
    The original Aukana Buddha [between Dambulla and Anuradhapur] was striking. A copy of it is in Colombo on Bauddhaloka Mawatha. This one has the advantage of not being covered. It is opposite the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall. It is 50 years old in 2020. Its depiction is giving a blessing.
    Written February 4, 2020
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