Trincomalee War Cemetery, Trincomalee

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#2 of 7 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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  • Before our visit I was unaware of the conflict that took place in the bay. But after walking around the cemetery and seeing the names of all of the young men and women that perished during the attack ...  more »
  • While srilanka was ruled by the British empire, srilankan soldiers fought in the 2nd world war. This cemetery is a memorial cemetery for the soldiers who gave their lives valiantly in the front lines ...  more »
  • It's easy to miss this little cemetery on the road from Nilaveli to Trincomalee town but it is an intriguing place to visit with its tombstones commemorating many who died in World War II.Beautifully ...  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

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Where to stay in Trincomalee

Close to the restaurants and cultural sites in the center of town, the district surrounding the main train station of Trincomalee provides a number of guesthouses and a few simple hotels. Look along the coast for a far greater amount of choice, with Trinco Beach to the south offering a nice mix of urban entertainment and beachside relaxation. To the north of Trincomalee, the beach towns of Uppuveli and Nilaveli boast particularly high concentrations of hotels and guesthouses, all close to the beach, restaurants, and other amenities.
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