Kandy Garrison Cemetary in Kandy

Dating back to the colonial era, this cemetery is the resting place of many British soldiers.

Dating back to the colonial era, this cemetery is the resting place of many British soldiers. | Photo credit: Nyanatusita/wikimedia

Kandy Garrison Cemetary Overview

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Founded in 1817, the Kandy Garrison Cemetry was built as the final resting place for British nationals who passed away while staying in the then colonized Ceylon (Sri Lanka). The Cemetry is managed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Most of the graves in the cemetery are from World War II. Of particular historical significance is the grave of Sir John D’Oyly, a colonial official who planned the bloodless British capture of Kandy in 1815. Sir John D’Oyly succumbed to cholera in 1824.

  • Opening Closing Time 8 am to 5 pm (Daily)

  • Entrance Fee Free Entry

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Deveni Rajasinghe , 2 kilometres southeast of Kandy