Boer War Cemetery

Long time ago POWs from the Boer War were brought to and ‘held’ at Diyathalawa. In fact the premises where the Survey Departments Institute of Surveying and Mapping (ISM) is presently located had been the POW camp. The tin sheeted (‘takaran’) buildings that still stand with in the compound of the ISM are the same buildings that had housed the POW’s more than 100 years ago. Now, adjoining the ISM is the cemetery where the POW’s (who died; obviously) had been buried and is called the Boer War Cemetery.  Anyway, there is nothing much to see unless you have some special interest. The approach to this cemetery is a road that branches off to the left about 300m passing the entrance to the ISM on the Diyathalawa – Bandarawela road.

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