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J.R.Jayewardene Centre

No. 191 Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 694252
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Presidential Library and study centre

The J R Jayawardene centre is the Presidential Library and study centre of a Sri Lankan President... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
hdias
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Reigate, United Kingdom
J.R.Jayewardene Centre

The Centre was established by act of Parliament titled J.R Jayewardene Centre Act No. 77 of 1988... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
Lion Dharshana W
,
Gampaha, Sri Lanka
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No. 191 Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

The J R Jayawardene centre is the Presidential Library and study centre of a Sri Lankan President who had a long career both in government and opposition. It contains many paintings, gifts from distinguished visitors and his personal library with no charge to enter. The...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2016

The Centre was established by act of Parliament titled J.R Jayewardene Centre Act No. 77 of 1988. The act specified the venue as 191, Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 07. It was an apt depository for the treasure for it was the house where President Jayewardene spent...More

2  Thank Lion Dharshana W
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

This Center was established by act of Parliament titled J.R Jayewardene Center Act No. 77 of 1988.J. R. Jayawardene Center, created on the then President J.R. Jayawardene of the name. I wish him a created this center, turns the big disasters during his festival. That...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2016

Located near Colombo Town Hall and Victoria (Vihara Maha Devi) Park this has a very good library. Though very close to a very busy De Soyza Roundabout the centre provides many activities such as exhibitions and other interesting events.

Thank Anton E
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Reviewed 10 September 2015

J R Jayawardena center is the residence of first executive president of republic of Sri Lanka converted to a museum and a study center. It houses the memorabilia of the president and portrait important events of his life. Most importantly it has been converted into...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

This is a building of a former president of Sri Lanka. Nothing much to see .They have sales during holidays and weekend.You can skip.

Thank SE s
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Reviewed 14 August 2015

This place is in the centre of Colombo in Colombo 7. This is built in memory of the 1st executive president in Sri Lanka. This place is given at a reasonable cost to conduct cultural events. I visited an art exhibition here and has good...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2015

During most weekends many business forms use this as the flea market or garage sales but the place offers much more. Social services and bit of history on the late president.

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Reviewed 20 May 2015

situated in the heart of the city which has a huge hall for functions and other activities. Very cheap and excellent for any indoor function with a minimum budget..

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