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Sunday, 31 January 2016





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Hall of history and grandeur

As Sri Lanka prepares to celebrate its 68th Anniversary of Independence, we revisit the Independence Memorial Hall where freedom is carved in four pithy words – ‘Ni’, ‘Da’, ‘Ha’ ‘Sa’ As Sri Lanka prepares to mark the 68th Anniversary of Independence from British yoke, the simple celebrations are also likely to mark the final Independence celebration under the island’s second Republican Constitution, introduced in 1978 by the J. R. Jayewardene administration. While the Galle Face Green prepares for this national event – marking a new era under a constitution that is to be made this year –not too far from the main venue lies a serene and aesthetic monument that proudly marks Sri Lanka’s Independence from British rule on 4 February 1948.

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