The Old Parliament Building is a Neo-Baroque building that was built during the British colonial period. The building faces the Indian Ocean and bears witness to a history of British colonial rule.
This old parliament building represents the history of Sri Lanka during the British colonial rule, witnessed the awakening of the national consciousness of the people of Sri Lanka under the colonial rule in the Buddhist revival movement, and witnessed the surging wave of workers' strikes. Visit this old parliament building, you can feel that period of colonial history.
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It used to be the city center of Colombo, but it is actually the same now. In the back is the castle area, many banks and airlines have offices in the back building, and the Indian Ocean in front is very beautiful.
Sri Lanka has many buildings left over from the British colonial rule. The Old Parliament Building is one of them. It is backed by the landmark of Colombo-the Twin Towers, facing the Indian Ocean, and in front of it is the Galle Face Green Plaza, where there are live ammunition. The soldiers guarded him and were not allowed to visit. In the evening, many people go for a walk in the Galle Face Green Plaza and watch the sunset over the sea. There is a flag-raising stand in the middle of the square. There is a naval flag-lowering ceremony at 6 o'clock every night.
In the front yard, there is a horse-riding statue of the Fifth Emperor. He was a wise monarch who tried to promote Thailand's modernization and education system. He was also the fifth emperor's parliament and occupied an important page in the history of the Rama Dynasty.
This neo-Baroque style building was built during the British colonial period. It was originally proposed by Sir Henry McCallum to establish the Ceylon Legislative Council here. The proposal was approved by the government in Gallefield in 1920. New buildings will be built on the reclaimed land at the northern end of Sri Lanka, which will be used for the Secretariat, Council Chamber and Government Offices after completion. Austin Woodeson, the chief architect of the Ceylon Department of Public Works, was responsible for the design of the building. His initial estimate of the plan was 400,000 rupees, which was later revised to 450,000 rupees by the Public Works Advisory Committee. The Parliament subsequently moved to a special building in Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte in 1983. The building subsequently became the seat of the presidential secretariat and houses the presidential office. The building and the former Parliament Chamber (formerly the Parliament Chamber) are the venues for many state events, where the president usually accepts notarizations from incoming ambassadors and high commissioners.
The Old Parliament Building is a Neo-Baroque building that was built during the British colonial rule. The building faces the Indian Ocean. When the Parliament Building (called the Legislative Council Building at the time) was being built, Sir Henry McCallum, the then Governor of the British Ceylon Colony Government, proposed a bold idea for reclamation in the northern section of Galle Face. At the same time, in order to facilitate communication between the various departments of the colonial government, in addition to the Legislative Council, several colonial government agencies also worked in the podium attached to the building. Until February 4, 1948, Sri Lanka officially declared its independence and became the autonomy of the Commonwealth. Territory, named Ceylon. Ceylon officially changed its name to Sri Lanka on May 22, 1972.