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“RIP” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Borella Kanatte Cemetery

Ranked #73 of 144 things to do in Colombo
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“RIP”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2013

This is the most prominent cemetery in the country. Resting place to the rich, the famous and everyone in between. Many prominent officers of the armed forces rest here. Some killed in the line of duty while others expired of old age.

Lieutenant General Denzil Lakshman Kobbekaduwa RWP, RSP, VSV, USP, rcds, psc, SLAC was buried here with full military honors amidst a mourning nation. Another popular icon resting here is H.R. Jothipala, an excellent playback singer in the Sinhala cinema. The list is immense and these were just a couple from my cherished memories.

This cemetery finally saw some fresh paint and haphazard maintenance prior to the CHOGM 2013.

Visited January 2013
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English first
colombo
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Very old cemetery of Colombo.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

Very old cemetery of Colombo. But I think admission is restricted. Famous figures of Sri Lanka rest here.

Visited July 2013
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Dehiwela
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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Gone with the Wind!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2013

Much of the old beauty of Kanatte remains, but on my third visit this year I noticed that maintenance was poor in both the CMC administrated section as well as the Anglican section.

Increased fees are paid for the Anglican section, but little seems to have been done with the increased fees.

You are really lucky if you happen to meet someone doing a good job around there.

Visited June 2013
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Thank ChrisCrossDehiwela
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Penang, Malaysia
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123 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“It must be away from main road”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2013

In my opinion those things must be away from the main road. But unfortunately this is situated very closer to main road.

Visited March 2013
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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443 reviews
225 attraction reviews
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“Peaceful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2013

Situated in the heart of Borella right in front of the Borella roundabout. This could be accessed from few sides and is very considerably large in size. Allowed for all religions and is well maintained. Always makes me think how peaceful this place is.

Visited December 2012
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