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Borella Kanatte Cemetery

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Really beautifully cemetary with lots of history

My grandfather is buried at Borella cemetary so we were going to visit his grave.We were helped to... read more

Reviewed February 17, 2018
caddyandbellA
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Perth western australia
Interesting city cemetery

It's not that peaceful with the roads around it and idiots driving motorbikes and tuktuks through... read more

Reviewed January 17, 2018
mrdom
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed February 17, 2018

My grandfather is buried at Borella cemetary so we were going to visit his grave.We were helped to locate the plot by the guy in the office who was really helpful.Once found a group of workers Came and cleared all the weeds and leaves to...More

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Reviewed January 17, 2018

It's not that peaceful with the roads around it and idiots driving motorbikes and tuktuks through the middle at high speed, but it's interesting with the mix of religions represented. Arthur C. Clarke's grave in hidden in the trees between lanes 7 and 8 near...More

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Reviewed December 21, 2017

...this one is a must. With a wide range of styles, from minimalist to Gothic splendour, you will enjoy a peaceful walk through the history. And, as a bonus, you can come pay respects to one of the greatest Sci-Fi authors, Arthur C. Clarke, who...More

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Reviewed October 18, 2017

The General Cemetery in Colombo is split into religious sections. The Church of Ceylon (England) section is near the main entrance and has graves of important British and Ceylonese political figures and other important people. Long term resident of Colombo, Sir Arthur C Clarke, is...More

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Reviewed April 30, 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

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Reviewed March 24, 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

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Reviewed February 2, 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

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Reviewed July 26, 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
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Reviewed July 20, 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
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Reviewed July 3, 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
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Smiley S
September 14, 2016|
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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
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Frances F
February 3, 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.
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Marion L
January 7, 2015|
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Response from SE s | Reviewed this property |
You should visit the cemetry and check with the staff at the office.
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