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Address: Hulftsdorp, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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A beautiful Building.

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.

Reviewed 11 November 2014
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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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.

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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.

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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 British. The new Superior Court complex was constructed by the Chinese and its there Architecture.... More 

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Reviewed 19 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.

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Reviewed 27 April 2013 via mobile

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.

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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 Fredric North who shifted the courts from Fort to Hulftsdorp. The Hulftsdorp Hill soon became... More 

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