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Sunday, 13 December 2015





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Colombo Town Hall:

Standing sentinel to change

Spread majestically across a green expanse that seem to ridicule the constant traffic flowing around it, and standing sentinel over another breathtaking monument that is the Vihara Maha Devi Park, the Town Hall of Colombo is more than a brick and mortar edifice that is home to the capital city’s Municipal Council. A monument in the political history of Sri Lanka, it has been a silent observer of the country’s passage from a colony of the British Empire to a democratic socialist republic. And as the Colombo Municipal Council, the oldest local government body in Sri Lanka celebrates the 150th anniversary of its voyage in local government politics, focus also shifts to this monument of a building, which came into existence years before the Legislative Council got its own building, the old Parliament constructed in 1930.

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