Borella General Cemetery, Colombo

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Address: Borella General Cemetery, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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This graveyard, over 170 years old, is the most significant burial place in the city for several reasons. First, as resting places go, it is utterly beautiful, with flowering plants, and pathways shaded by large trees as old as the cemetery itself. Secondly, a plethora of famous people are buried here, perhaps none more prominent than famous science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke. The people buried here are from every imaginable religion and ethnicity, though Christianity dominates, and the gardens are full of Christian angels. But most evocatively, there is one section of the garden with 60 graves of soldiers who died in WWI and 300 graves of soldiers who died in WWII.

How To reach Borella General Cemetery by Public Transport

  • Take a tuk-tuk, taxi, or local bus to here.
  • Drive or walk to here
  • DS Bus Stop
  • Castle Street Bus Stop
  • Borella Bus stop

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