Old Town Hall in Colombo

Old Town Hall Overview

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The Old Town Hall is located in the Main Street , Pettah and is one of the most recognizable landmarks of Colombo. Designed by J.G. Smither, an architect in the Public Works Department during the British rule in Sri Lanka, the Old Town Hall was opened in 1873.

The building was established as the office and chambers of the Colombo Municipal Council and also functioned as a courthouse. Tourists flock to the Old Town Hall to admire the architecture and to glean some history of Colombo from the erstwhile Town Hall. The Old Town Hall also houses a museum that has on exhibit regalia from the old municipal boards of Colombo.

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