Gen. Kobbakaduwa Memorial at Jaffna (ජෙනරාල් ඩෙන්සිල් කොබ්බෑකඩුව ස්මාරකය)

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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 the Jaffna peninsula on August 8th 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 set up at the roadside.

Driving Directions

Take the route to Nagadeepa from Jaffna town. The road travels over several beautiful causeways. 12 km 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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Traveling Directions to Gen. Kobbakaduwa Memorial at Jaffna

Jaffna can be reached through 2 directions. The first one is over the Elephant Pass which is the normal route to Jaffna. The other entrance is from Pooneryn over the newly built Sangupiddi Bridge. This road connects to Mannar.

Route 01 from Colombo to Jaffna (Through Kurunegala)Route 02 from Colombo to Jaffna (Through Puttalam)
Through : Kurunegala – Dambulla – Anuradhapura – Vavuniya
Distance : 400 km
Travel Time : 7-8 hours
Driving Directions : see on Google map
Through : Puttalam – Anuradhapura – Vavuniya
Distance : 400 km
Travel Time : 7-8 hours
Driving Directions : see on Google maps
Route from Jaffna Fort Gen. Kobbakaduwa Memorial
distance :14 km
Travel time : 20 mins
Driving directions : see on google map

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