A gift from the People’s Republic of China in memory of the Prime Minister of Ceylon from 1956 – 1959, Sir Solomon Ridgeway Dias Bandaranaike, the construction was carried out as a joint venture from both countries.With a total area of 16,000 sq ft, BMICH is always the venue chosen for high profile events and exhibitions including CHOGM (Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2013).Among the most interesting streets for both sightseeing and shopping is Sea Street, in the northeast corner of Pettah, with its goldsmiths’ work-shops and the dramatically colourful Hindu Kathiresan and Old Kathiresan kovil (temples).
The venue is ideal for entertainment, leisure, shopping and dining for the entire family while you can also enjoy a handful of global brands within.
The movie theatres are state of the art while an array of dining options is available for friends and families to enjoy.
Once the Old Auditor General’s Building, the Arcade – Independence Square is a well refurbished development project which has turned out to be a trendy shopping and entertainment venue.
Strategically located, every nook and cranny of the Arcade tells its own story.
The mid 19th century Clock Tower, at the comer of Janadhipathi Mawatha and Chatham Street, was originally a lighthouse and is now a handy landmark for the city centre area.