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Trincomalee War Cemetery, Trincomalee

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Cemetery Tourist Spot
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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Trincomalee War Cemetery by using our Trincomalee vacation planner.
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  • This first time cemetery neer alex Garden is the Second World War memory asymmetry is looking very beautiful this guys are keeping it very clean most of to  more »
  • Nice historical location to view WW II grave sites of soldiers. Well maintained place. best to visit in the evening time.  more »
  • The cemetery is beautifully maintained. Lovely marked gates at the front and the graves are on the hillside looking down towards the road. So sad to read the inscriptions of those that died - all so y...  more »
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  • One of the best commonwealth War cemeteries in Sri Lanka
  • Second world war heroes lay down peacefully.
  • very calm place
  • Memorable place
  • Well maintained