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The Lotus Tower

The Lotus Tower

Tallest in the sky in South Asia

Dreaming to be the tallest in South Asia with a height of 350m (1,150 feet), the Lotus Tower is expected to be visible as far as India and beyond. Lotus Tower will soon join a host of broadcast towers around the world and is expected to stand out for its design, in the form of a lotus flower. Reaching the clouds adjacent to Beira Lake on D.R. Wijewardena Road, Lotus Tower will boast of a revolving restaurant, a luxury hotel, conference and banquet halls in its magnificent podium consisting 7 floors, as well as, a shopping mall on base ground.
Category
Iconic Development
City
Colombo 10
Floors
11
Completion
80%

Nelum Pokuna

Nelum Pokuna

Where art blooms

The Nelum Pokuna (Lotus Pond) Theatre is a state-of-the-art performing arts centre in Colombo 7. The multi-story center’s design depicts a lotus pond and features two venues including a large fully-fledged indoor auditorium and an open-air amphitheatre. Nelum Pokuna can be booked for conferences and other functions as well and presents shows and productions throughout the year.
Category
Iconic Development
City
Colombo 7
Floors
5

Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall

Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall

Legend of coventions

Built between 1970-73 as a gift from the Government of China, the BMICH is Sri Lanka’s premier convention and exhibition center located in Colombo 7.
Category
Iconic Development
City
Colombo 7
Floors
2

Sri Lanka Planetarium

Sri Lanka Planetarium

Where stars shine bright

Built in Colombo 7 in 1965, the Planetarium remains the only one of its kind in Sri Lanka. The spectacular architecture of the building is hidden from view to passing traffic as the Planetarium keeps a low profile but is a popular site for school field trips. An artificial sky is created in the domed ceiling of a 570-seat auditorium with the aid of a universal projector.
Category
Iconic Development
City
Colombo 7
Floors
1

Independence Memorial Hall

Independence Memorial Hall

Commemoration of Independence

Independence Memorial is a national monument in Sri Lanka built for commemoration of the independence of Sri Lanka from the British rule. The monument was built at the location where the formal ceremony marking the start of self-rule, with the opening of the first parliament by the HRH Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester occurred at a special podium February 4, 1948. Located at the head of the monument is the statue of the first prime minister of the country Rt. Hon. D.S.Senanayake "The Father of the Nation".Currently it is the venue for religious events and annual national day celebrations.
Category
Iconic Development
City
Colombo 7
Completion
%

Old Parliament Building

Old Parliament Building

Old House of Representatives

The Old Parliament Building, is the building that houses the Presidential Secretariat of Sri Lanka. Situated in the Colombo fort facing the sea, it is in close proximity to the President's House, Colombo. The building houses the island's legislature for 53 years until the New Parliament Complex was opened at Sri Jayawardenepura in 1983.
Category
Iconic Development
City
Colombo 1
Completion
%

Town Hall

Town Hall

Heart of Colombo

The Town Hall of Colombo is the headquarters of the Colombo Municipal Council and the office of the Mayor of Colombo. This is built in front of the Viharamahadevi Park, Colombo and is the meeting place for the elected municipal council.The building is 108 m (354 ft) in length and 51.3 m (168 ft) in width and the total height of the building equals its width.
Category
Iconic Development
City
Colombo 7

St. Lucia's Cathedral

St. Lucia's Cathedral

This enormous 1881 cathedral lies in the Catholic heart of the Kotahena, in the north east of Colombo, on 18,240 sq. ft. of land, 151ft in height and is dedicated to Saint Lucy. This can be named as one of the biggest churches in Sri Lanka which has an exterior inspired by St Peter's in Rome. It can hold up to 6000 worshippers in its rather plain interior.
Category
Iconic Development
City
Colombo 13

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