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Trincomalee War Cemetery, Trincomalee

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Cemetery
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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  • Cemetery of Second World War soldiers. Not a crowded place. It is said that the families of the dead soldiers are the visitors. There is a sentimental value in this place.  more »
  • We had links to Trincomalee Harbour from before the second world war and my father was stationed there during WW2. A visit to the cemetery was high on our agenda and we were not disappointed. It is be...  more »
  • The British know how to care for the cemeteries of its war dead. It is a peaceful site. Reading the tombstones reveals once again the waste of life brought by war and the personal tragedies of those k...  more »
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  • very calm place
  • Memorable place
  • Well maintained