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From the Botanical Gardens at Peradenya, take the road to Kandy. Just past the gardens, take a left turning at the roadside direction sign, down Lady Magdalene Drive. The Cemetery is approximately 1.5 kilometres along this road.

In the Second World War‚ it was feared that the Japanese would invade Ceylon to get the advantage of the naval bases at Colombo and Trincomalee. But Japanese have not planned to invade Ceylon since they had no sufficient troops available. But they launched attacks on Colombo and Trincomalee naval bases to reduce the capacity available on those bases ...

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From the Botanical Gardens at Peradenya, take the road to Kandy. Just past the gardens, take a left turning at the roadside direction sign, down Lady Magdalene Drive. The Cemetery is approximately 1.5 kilometres along this road.

In the Second World War‚ it was feared that the Japanese would invade Ceylon to get the advantage of the naval bases at Colombo and Trincomalee. But Japanese have not planned to invade Ceylon since they had no sufficient troops available. But they launched attacks on Colombo and Trincomalee naval bases to reduce the capacity available on those bases. More than 2,000‚ including the people killed in the attacks of April 1942‚ were buried in Sri Lanka.

In the Kandy War Cemetery, there are 203 burials. Those include 16 Navy‚ 151 Army‚ 32 Air Force‚ 1 Merchant Nave‚ 1 National Fire Service and 2 entirely unidentified. Identified 201 burials in the Kandy War Cemetery are 107 British‚ 6 Canadian‚ 23 Indian‚ 26 Ceylonese (Sri Lankans)‚ 23 East African‚ 1 French and 1 Italian. Kandy War Cemetery has those burials in separated sections. Kandy War Cemetery is open for visitors from 7.30am to 4.30pm daily.

 

 


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