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Borella Kanatte Cemetery

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Very Large Well Maintained Separate Areas for Different Religions Borella Kanatte Cemetory Houses War Cemetory.

Borella Kanatte Cemetery situated in the heart of Borella right in front of the Borella roundabout... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2017
Titus D
Sri Lanka
Fan of history? then worth visiting

Located in Borella, just walking distance from house of fashion this is a place that you should go... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2017
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 29 April 2017

Borella Kanatte Cemetery situated in the heart of Borella right in front of the Borella roundabout. This could be accessed from few sides and is very large in size.There are two entrances and the main one is near the Borella round-about. It has all religions...More

Thank Titus D
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Located in Borella, just walking distance from house of fashion this is a place that you should go if you love history specially Second World War era. You will find different areas categorised according to different religions. Also you will see tombstones fixed over hundred...More

Thank Chrys_Perera
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Went there to participate a funeral. Its located in a busy commercial area. However inside is very calm and green. While walking along the thousands of tombstones which are very different and nicely built you can rethink about your life purpose. Not a place to...More

Thank Thisanthi
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Where Hindu section concerned need lots of improvement. Need a good bathroom as it is customary before last rites performed sons take a bath. No proper parking available. Gas section doesn't operate during school hours.

Thank Aravandy Pillai J
Reviewed 20 July 2016

No one just visit to Cemetery if not for a funeral and It's symbolic cross and statues with Memory stones for the remembrance of their love ones .

Thank Hemantha P
Reviewed 3 July 2016

One wonders why an earth this spacious burial ground was built in an important place. So crowded with traffic & at times impossible to even go for a funeral. I advice please let bury anyone at any time. Not only after 4

Thank Aruna G
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Well maintained cemetery, the tombstones are very interesting to read if you can find the time. If one is interested in family trees you can do so by looking at the family burial sites, which has graves of many generations. . Some of the tombstones...More

Thank DilrukshiH
Reviewed 15 December 2015

It's not just the largest cemetery in SL for me, I went there for Sir Arthur C. Clarke. I don't think it could be regarded as an attraction, but if you are a fan of Sir Arthur C. Clarke, you should definitely visit this place....More

Thank Daniel Q
Reviewed 18 November 2015

Very well maintained cemetery right in the middle of Colombo. If you are interest in history and architecture you can spend a whole day looking and comparing artful tombstones from 18th century to date. Beautiful monuments and lush greenery will make you forget that this...More

Thank Prasanna A
Reviewed 28 August 2015

This cemetery is nicely maintained by responsible people. It gives some attractions to place. There are some giant trees and birds. People can't recognize at once this place is a park or cemetery.

Thank Don A
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Smiley S
14 September 2016|
Response from Aruna G | Reviewed this property |
There is an office with all registered burials. & if registered they will show the plot where it was buried
Frances F
3 February 2015|
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Response from DilrukshiH | Reviewed this property |
It might be possible to find the grave. You can inquire from the office at the entrence. Good luck in your search.
Marion L
7 January 2015|
Response from SE s | Reviewed this property |
You should visit the cemetry and check with the staff at the office.