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Trincomalee War Cemetery, Trincomalee

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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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  • Immaculately kept small cemetery, well cited close to the city centre. Mainly WW2 graves but also post war graves  more »
  • A small 2nd World War cemetery, peaceful and well tended, although of little interest to non-British folks.  more »
  • This is a well kept war cemetery on the Nilaveli road within easy walking distance of the Trinco Blu hotel. There is a visitor’s book that the caretaker holds and who also keeps the site so beautifull...  more »