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The Dog Cemetery

Crow Island Road, Colombo 15

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The Crow Island Dog Cemetery is a tiny plot near an interesting if neglected beach park in Colombo North. It's quite a trek and not worth it in itself, but if you're interested in the changing Colombo North, it's a nice part of a visit to Crow Island.



The Crow Island Dog Cemetery is a tiny plot near an interesting if neglected beach park in Colombo North. It's quite a trek and not worth it in itself, but if you're interested in the changing Colombo North, it's a nice part of a visit to Crow Island.

By the sun-scorched grass, where tangle-haired boys play cricket, a few fast balls away from the ocean lies a narrow, sad strip of land, framed by a squat stone wall. A solitary statue of a small brown dog sits at one end. The rest of the little rectangle is bare. The space is about four skips long, and half a skip wide. This is the dog cemetery.

Are there any discernible doggy graves here? No. Just a little brown dog seated on a cube of cement, some fraying grass and curling yellow leaves. The odd speckled gecko skitters past. It's a peculiar little plot of land - abandoned and sad, and seemingly only ever used for one dog, although there may be others lurking beneath. If you're in the neighbourhood, it might be worth a peep - if only for the sheer strangeness of it all. But would we lay our little (actually, large) friends to rest here? Unlikely. The back garden will do just fine.

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If you ever have the inclination to bury a pet here, there's little indication of how to go about doing this. Try contacting the Beach Park Management Society (Crow Island).

Address

Crow Island Road, Colombo 15

Directions

Pay attention. From Fort, take the Sea Beach Road past St. Anthony's Church, past the tobacco company, up and down the hill, for a long time. At Ferguson's Road turn left. Then, in 100 meters, turn right at the mosque, down Vystwke. The next left is Crow Island Road. Take that to the end.

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Less than 200

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