Lieutenant General Denzil Kobbekaduwa was a highly decorated and respected General in the Sri Lanka army. He was assassinated along with 9 other military officers in a land-mine explosion in Jaffna peninsula in August 8th of 1992. On August 8th 1994 army erected a memorial on the location where the Tamil Tiger Terrorists (LTTE) blew the land mine which killed the Lieutenant General. With the army moving out of the area this memorial too was destroyed by the LTTE.
Exactly 10 years later in 2004 the memorial was again reconstructed by the navy. There is also a replica of how the blasted jeep would have been setup at the road side.
Take the route to Nagadeepa from Jaffna town. The road travels over number of beautiful causeways. 12 Kms down the road a notice board at a 4 way intersection would direct you to turn right. The memorial lies about 2 km down alongside this road.
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Map of Gen. Kobbakaduwa Memorial at Jaffna
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Traveling Directions to Gen. Kobbakaduwa Memorial at Jaffna
Route from Jaffna Fort Gen. Kobbakaduwa Memorial
|distance :14 km|
Travel time : 20 mins
Driving directions : see on google map