Notes on the Geography of Sri Lanka: Colombo: Photo 27
Adjoining the secretariat: the colonial period's National State Assembly, also from 1929. On the left, the former Meridien Hotel, now an independent operation. Off camera to the left, there was (December 2000) a closed Intercontinental Hotel. Since then, it has reopened as an independent operation. Another sign of political trouble: the security barricades.
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