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.