Trincomalee War Cemetery, Trincomalee

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#2 of 13 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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  • The caretakers obviously take great pride and care in their job. We had a personal reason for visiting, as a relative is buried there - otherwise we may not have visited Trincomalee on our holiday. Th...  more »
  • Well kept in our own British style. So many men were lost in ships around here. There are a few French graves, plus Hindu's, a Burmese and I think one Muslim. The records are now kept elsewhere but th...  more »
  • Located on Trincomalee Nilaveli main road. Representing the second world war. Maintaing it carefully. Nice place to visit when traveling to nilaveli  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.
  • One of the best commonwealth War cemeteries in Sri Lanka
  • Beautifully maintained, calm and peaceful location

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