Trincomalee War Cemetery, Trincomalee

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#2 of 7 in Historic Sites in Eastern Province
A peaceful, well-kept oasis of silence on the road between Upaveli and Nilaveli, Trincomalee War Cemetery preserves memories of British soldiers and auxiliary staff who perished during World War II. This serene, meticulously maintained location has graves of Christians, Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists alike, all of whom died during the last days of the war. An excellent gardener with a family tradition, the caretaker here has a wealth of information, and ensures every grave has a different flowering shrub. As you stroll the grounds, keep an eye out for occasional wildlife such as lizards and monkeys. Make Trincomalee War Cemetery part of your personalized Trincomalee itinerary using our Trincomalee itinerary planner .
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  • While we bicycled to the Golden temple, we stopped by at this cemetery. Very well maintained . The man who takes care of it told us that he inherited the job from his father. He lives next door and ha...  more »
  • There are some very interesting headstones and some unusual histories. Well worth the trip. Reasonably easy to find  more »
  • Tucked away on highway A6 this cemetery is significant for many reasons. A visit to this place will serve to remind us all about the incredible sacrifices made by so many in World War Two. Combine wit...  more »
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  • A beautiful and peaceful place.remembers the British and local Soldiers who defended the island against the Japanese attacks
  • Commonwealth war cemetery. Peaceful view.
  • No one belongs to my family here .but sad to see.
  • Beautifully maintained, calm and peaceful location
  • One of the best commonwealth War cemeteries in Sri Lanka

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Where to stay in Trincomalee

Close to the restaurants and cultural sites in the center of town, the district surrounding the main train station of Trincomalee provides a number of guesthouses and a few simple hotels. Look along the coast for a far greater amount of choice, with Trinco Beach to the south offering a nice mix of urban entertainment and beachside relaxation. To the north of Trincomalee, the beach towns of Uppuveli and Nilaveli boast particularly high concentrations of hotels and guesthouses, all close to the beach, restaurants, and other amenities.
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