Old Parliament Building (Colombo)

Old Parliament Building
The Old Parliament Building (Sinhala: කොළඹ පැරණි පාර්ලිමේන්තු ගොඩනැගිල්ල; Tamil: பழைய நாடாளுமன்றக் கட்டடம், கொழும்பு) is located at No. 125 on Lotus Road in Colombo Fort, Sri Lanka.

Constructed in 1930, the building was the seat of the Legislative Council of Ceylon before it became the Parliament of Sri Lanka (Welandawe & Weerasinghe, 2016). In 1967, the parliament was moved to its present location at Sri Jayawardanapura Kotte (see: Sri Lankan Parliament Building) turning the building into the Presidential Secretariat and offices of the Ministry of Finance (Welandawe & Weerasinghe, 2016).

The building bears architectural features of the Palladian style (Welandawe & Weerasinghe, 2016).

1) WerangaR Old Parliament CMB by weranga rajapaksha is licensed under the CC BY-SA 2.0

1) Welandawe, H., Weerasinghe, J., 2016. Urban Heritage in the Western Region Megapolis Planning Project. p.57.

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This page was last updated on 21 April 2023
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