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Immaculate Cemetery

We stopped at this cemetery on our way Trincomalee. Being British we had an interest in the area... read more

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Jean P
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Carmel, Indiana
Trincomalee War Cemetery

The War Cemetery is just north of Trincomalee, it’s not very big but you can’t really miss it, it’s... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
lancashirescott
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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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Trincomalee is a seaport on the north-eastern coast of Sri Lanka (Ceylon) and was formerly a naval station. After the fall of Singapore it became a naval base of importance to our command of shipping in the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean. The...more
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Reviewed yesterday

We stopped at this cemetery on our way Trincomalee. Being British we had an interest in the area in general and had read about the British and Commonwealth cemetery established here in the 2nd world war. It was an immaculately kept place, just beautiful to...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The War Cemetery is just north of Trincomalee, it’s not very big but you can’t really miss it, it’s on the right heading north. There are apparently 303 WW2 graves and other Merchant and non war graves. There are flowers, cacti, and other type of...More

Thank lancashirescott
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is something very sobering about wandering around a War Cemetery and reading the headstones. All those lost young men, some as young and 18, gone before their lives had started. As a mother of sons, I found the whole experience very moving and a...More

Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 23 July 2018

This is only a small cemetery that pays its respects to the British forces who served here during WWII. It is well maintained & is worth a visit if you are interested in war time history.

Thank travella2016
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Very close to the main hotels and restaurants in uppuveli. It is reflecting the sadness of a war. They are rest in peace in unknown soil

Thank wayn A
Reviewed 2 July 2018

This is a beautifully kept Commonwealth war grave Cemetery. It gave a wonderful insight into the war and how it affected the various nationalities involved. It is also a lovely place to sit and comtemplate!

Thank kathyk0l
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Its nothing special at this cementry unless you have some ralatives who died at the second world war and have buried there.

Thank KimmoH136
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

I was particularly privileged to receive a personal tour of this superbly kept Commonwealth War Cemetery. The caretaker, Raja (?), has followed in his father’s footsteps and in the finest traditions of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in presenting a splendid resting place. Please go...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

A very well kept small cemetery at the beginning of town for British, Sri Lankan, Dutch, Indian and Japanese war victims. There is no entrance fee

Thank GrandDedale
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Less than 1 km from uppuveli beach. Nice place to memorize the world history. Honor to pay respect who rest in peace here.

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gayathree n
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Hari S
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Response from hokimau7 | Reviewed this property |
Its not meant to be? And there are Sri Lankan, Indian, Italian, New Zealand, All the allied forces who fought to save the world from being taken over by Japan.
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