|Capital||Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte|
|Population||Approximately 21 million|
|Average temperature||27° - 31°C (81° - 88°F)|
|Currency||Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR)|
|Languages spoken||Sinhalese, Tamil and English|
Independence Memorial Hall is located in the Independence Square at Colombo 7, which used to be known as Torrington Square. This Hall was built for the commemoration of the independence from British in 1948. This is built on the very spot where the first ceremony was held to mark the beginning of the first parliament.