Trincomalee War Cemetery, Trincomalee

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#2 of 16 in Historic Sites in Eastern Province
Cemetery · Tourist Spot
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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  • Very well maintained and a tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. A place for quiet reflection.  more »
  • Beautifully maintained war cemetery. The staff are very informative regarding the graves of WW2 victims.  more »
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  • This War Cemetery is located about 6km north of Trinco town towards Nilaveli. Established in 1948 for the fallen soldiers of the British Empire during WWII. Beautifully maintained and curated by the Ministry of Defence on behalf of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Reading the graves stones you come to respect and remember these young soldiers who were part of the casualties in the greatest War modern world has ever known...
  • Nice wellkept cementry, peaceful place, to commemorate some of the warvictims. Italian, British, Indian, Srilankan, Dutch, and Newzealand.
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