Trincomalee War Cemetery

Currently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
  • Address: 300 Nilaveli Road, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
  • Timings: 07:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +94-1628507200
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:15 Mins
  • Tags: Cemetery, Family And Kids

Trincomalee War Cemetery - Review

Being the resting place of the British soldiers who died during the second World War, Trincomalee War Cemetery’s historical significance is why tourists come to visit the place. The place is also the final resting place of a few non-war Merchant Navy officers along with a few civilians.

The well maintained cemetery with uniform tombstones dedicated to each soldier, is one of the six Commonwealth war cemeteries in Sri Lanka and is a pleasant site to walk around.

Trincomalee War Cemetery Ticket Prices

  • Admission to the place is Free.

How To reach Trincomalee War Cemetery by Public Transport

  • By Bus: Trincomalee Depot (2.5 kilometers away)
  • By hiring a Tuk-Tuk.
  • By renting a Bike/ Bicycle.
  • On foot

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TripHobo Highlights for Trincomalee War Cemetery

  • Trincomalee War Cemetery Address: 300 Nilaveli Road, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
  • Trincomalee War Cemetery Contact Number: +94-1628507200
  • Trincomalee War Cemetery Timing: 07:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Trincomalee War Cemetery Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Trincomalee War Cemetery(preferred time): 07:30 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Trincomalee War Cemetery: 00:15 Mins
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Things to Know Before Visiting Trincomalee War Cemetery

  • 69.32% of people who visit Trincomalee include Trincomalee War Cemetery in their plan

  • 78.81% of people start their Trincomalee War Cemetery visit around 07 AM - 08 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Trincomalee War Cemetery

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

94.07% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Trincomalee War Cemetery

People normally club together Koneswaram Temple and Marble Beach while planning their visit to Trincomalee War Cemetery.

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Trincomalee War Cemetery, Trincomalee Reviews

  • Nice and calm place to visit. It's perfectly maintained. This is a second world war cemetery of British and some other veterans. The gate is usually closed but not locked. You can enter the premises by opening gate. I was initially confused with that matter. Must visit place in Trincomalee.

  • There are six Commonwealth war cemeteries in Sri Lanka, four in Colombo, one in the hill capital Kandy and one in Trincomalee. Other Commonwealth war casualties rest in Jawatte Muslim Cemetery, Kuppiyawatte Muslim Cemetery, handy Civil Cemetery, George E. De Silva Park in Kandy and Nuwara Eliya Holy Trinity Churchyard. A total of 1,999 Commonwealth war dead are commemorated in the war cemeteries or plots in Sri Lanka. There are two Commonwealth war memorials in Colombo. Liveramentu Cemetery: the first, the Liveramentu Memorial bears the names of 346 Commonwealth service men and one serviceman from the Netherlands; the other, the Cremation Memorial commemorates 165 servicemen of the Hindu faith. The Trincomalee cemetery was originally the Combined Services Cemetery, but was taken over by the Admiralty from the military authorities in April 1948 for use as a permanent naval cemetery. On the withdrawal of United Kingdom Forces from Ceylon it became the property of the Ceylon Government is today maintained by the Ministry of Defense on behalf of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The cemetery records 303 world war II causalities. Save for a few post-war and non-war graves it is purely a war cemetery, and service war graves were transferred to it from Trincomalee (St. Mary) Churchyard; Trincomalee (St. Stephen’s) Cemetery, Kottadi Cemetery, Jaffna; and Vavuiyna Combined Cemetery. A special memorial commemorates a naval man buried in Trincomalee (St. Stephen’s) Cemetery whose grave could not be found. The non-war graves are those of men of the Merchant Navy whose death was not due to war service, and of civilians, of whom some were employees of the Admiralty; while the post-war graves were dependents of servicemen, civilian employees of the Admiralty and dependents of such employees. This cemetery is located on the Trincomalee – Nilaveli Road ( B424) approx 5 km from Trincomalee ( railway station). The visiting hours are 9 AM to 4.30 PM.

  • Nice and quiet place. Apparently maintained by British government.

  • Beautiful kept garden

  • Immaculate. Thank you!

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