Video: Facelift for British Garrison Cemetery

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The British Garrison Cemetery in Kandy is being spruced up for the anticipated visit of Prince Charles to this historic venue during his visit to the Commonwealth Leaders summit next month.This beautifully landscaped cemetery was set up in 1817 for the internment of British colonialists. It is managed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Pix by pradeep pathirana

Video by Pradeep Pathirana

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  • asa Tuesday, 29 October 2013 08:02 AM

    Why NFF, JHU, JVP are silent? They opposed a visit by Portuguese President's proposed visit in 2005 saying that this is neo colonization? Too much to handle....

    MONGOOSE Tuesday, 29 October 2013 08:11 AM

    We should completely clean this grave yard , Very strange that British looters are still being celebrated with different names .

    ram Tuesday, 29 October 2013 08:21 AM

    war heroes should be in the mind of people not in the graves .

    Rubert Vanderkoon Tuesday, 29 October 2013 08:23 AM

    I aw this cemetery for the first time last January. It clearly stands out in the area and surely can be made a tourist attraction.

    Dilshan Perera Tuesday, 29 October 2013 09:09 AM

    If Sri Lanka was under British colonial rule we will definitely be a developed country with the resources we have. Sri Lankan politicians screw up this beautiful country.

    Vajira Ratnayaka Tuesday, 29 October 2013 10:35 AM

    I've been here, it was such a great experience! The caretaker is such a nice guy. Definitely needed a facelift! Like someone else said, it definitely needs be more of a tourist attraction!

    truth Tuesday, 29 October 2013 11:03 AM

    Do agree 100%. Respecting each other to, enforcement of law and order equally to, high standard education to... You name it...
    It is because of them we still have Tea and Rubber and those road network to railways...

    What all patriots did they left us.. From DS to MR..
    They never let the common man develop for mere Political reasons.

    LOKU Appu Tuesday, 29 October 2013 11:04 AM

    Britishers ruled our country for more than 125yrs. they suppressed the locals. they killed hundreds and thousands of people. Now, the point i have is.. LTTE tried to divide the country by means of violence. they used most dangerous methods to kill people. in this context ( i repeat - in this context), i do not see a difference between the Britishers and LTTE. Here we are giving a facelift for the Garrison Cemetory of british army while we are trying to clean up the LTTE graveyards. double standards ??

    krishna Tuesday, 29 October 2013 06:46 AM

    Why you cannot do for the Sri Lankn who did in war?

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