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Interesting colonial buildings

The law courts at Hulftsdorp are at the centre of the Sri Lankan legal system. This has been an... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
Reigate, United Kingdom
A beautiful Building.

It was one of the best buildings in Sri-Lanka when it was first built, A well maintained building... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2014
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Oct 17, 2017
“Interesting colonial buildings”
Nov 11, 2014
“A beautiful Building.”
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

The law courts at Hulftsdorp are at the centre of the Sri Lankan legal system. This has been an important place since colonial times. The name of the area is Dutch and many of the court buildings at the heart of the complex are Dutch/British,...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 11 November 2014

It was one of the best buildings in Sri-Lanka when it was first built, A well maintained building, its such a refreshing sight compared to the surrounding buildings.

Date of experience: November 2014
1  Thank DilrukshiH
Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

The Courts complex is built by the Chinese.Nothing much.If you are connected to law may be a drive past.Only lawyers and litigants are allowed others need special permission.Now renavations are taking place.

Date of experience: April 2014
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

I go here everyday for last 26 years. this is a place where you find mixture of Dutch, British and Chinese architecture. Previous superior courts were situated in the present High court and District court premises these were built by Dutch and some were by...More

Date of experience: May 2014
1  Thank Aadhes
Reviewed 20 May 2013

Very very crowded and very commercialized. This is one of the most busiest places in Colombo with many law offices around the place. Used to be very strict with parking and security which is a bit less now.

Date of experience: December 2012
1  Thank Treshi
Reviewed 28 April 2013

Supreme Courts and the Court of Appeal are situated in this Complex. All other Courts are situated around.During the day only Litigants and Lawyers will be allowed to enter. Judicial process of SL IS Governed through here. Lovely architecture to enjoy.

Date of experience: March 2013
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Reviewed 19 April 2013

This misspelt, mispronounced place is called "Aluthkade" (New Bazaar) in Sinhala. Hulftsdorp simply means the village of Hulft. General Gerard Pieterszoon Hulft was a Dutch governor in Sri Lanka.Hulft fell victim to an unidentified gunmen somewhere on Dam Street. It was the British governor Sir...More

Date of experience: April 2013
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