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Trincomalee War Cemetery, Trincomalee
(4.5/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Our driver drew our attention to this cemetery in passing on our way to Nilaveli and I prevailed on him to return the following day as this was the 11th Nov. That this was an auspicious date was lost ...  more »
  • Stopped had a little look round was very well kept men there tiding Nice to see looked after on a nice place to lay to rest and in peace 
  • Most of the tombstones show how young the men were who perished in the war...what a waste of life. The Cemetry is well maintained though