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A lovely, peaceful place in the middle of a bustling city

Kanatte Cemetery is a wonderful place - full of Ceylonese history. Many famous Sri Lankans are... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
Mark Benjamin L
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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 17 February 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're the type to obsess over history, silence and solitude, take my word and take a walk in this haunting plot for a few hours. Among the well-known artists, elites, politicians, businessmen, both remembered and now-forgotten giants, you'll come across both peace and tragedy....More

Thank Chameera D
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Kanatte Cemetery is a wonderful place - full of Ceylonese history. Many famous Sri Lankans are buried there as are some notable colonials . The large Commonwealth War graves area is railed off and has the graves of many brave army , navy and air...More

Thank Mark Benjamin L
Reviewed 17 February 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

Thank caddyandbellA
Reviewed 17 January 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

Thank mrdom
Reviewed 21 December 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

Thank Snjezana L
Reviewed 18 October 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

Thank hdias
Reviewed 30 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

1  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 2 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.

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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.