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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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  • Moving and very poignant visit to Trincomolee War Cemetery. Immaculate kept 2nd World War graves Very moving to see so many Commonwealth countries young men gave up their life's for the price of our f...  more »
  • The war cemetery is beautifully looked after. It contains memorial headstones of all those who laid down their lives for king and country in the First and Second World Wars 
  • Trincomalee World War Two Cemetery On the road to Nilaveli just outside Trincomalee on the right hand side of the main road is a beautifully maintained cemetery which contains the graves of the many s...  more »