Trincomalee Destination Guide
Discover Trincomalee in Sri Lanka!
Trincomalee in the region of Eastern Province with it's 108,420 habitants is a town located in Sri Lanka - some 148 mi (or 238 km) North-East of Colombo, the country's capital.
Local time in Trincomalee is now 09:45 AM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Colombo" with an UTC offset of 5.5 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Vanniyamadu, Vannichchiyatidal, Upparu, Thamaravillu, Sinnakinniya or Puducherry. When in this area, you might want to check out Karaimalaiyoothu, Vellaimanal, Trincomalee, Thirukkaikuda, Thekkuluthu and Nachchikkuda as well. We found some clips posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.
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Chaaya Blu Trincomalee
Mr Lankesha Ponnamperuma is resident manager at Chaaya Blu and is day to day involved in the sustainable management of this resort hotel on Sri Lanka's east coast. Trincomalee is home to coral islands...
Sri Lanka Trincomalee 1984
Welcombe Hotel Trinco [ Trincomalee ] Sr...
Welcombe Hotel - Trinco - Sri Lanka. - www.welcombehotel.com The warm overtones of the hotel are reflective of the sunrise and sunset that touch The Welcombe each day, and its open floor system inviti...
School Tour to Trincomalee
Amal International School (Colombo, Sri Lanka), school tour to Trincomalee
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Interesting facts about this location
Trincomalee is a major port city in Eastern Province, Sri Lanka and lies on the east coast of the island, about 113 miles south of Jaffna. It is also the administrative capital of Eastern Province, Sri Lanka. It has a population of 99,135. The city is built on a peninsula, which divides the inner and outer harbours. Overlooking the Kottiyar Bay, Trincomalee is one of the main centers of Tamil speaking culture on the island.
2006 Trincomalee massacre of NGO workers
The 2006 Trincomalee massacre of NGO workers, also known as the Muttur massacre, took place on August 4 or 5, 2006, when 17 employees of the French INGO Action Against Hunger (known internationally as Action Contre la Faim, or ACF) were shot at close range in the city of Muttur, Sri Lanka, close to Trincomalee. The victims included sixteen minority Sri Lankan Tamils and one Sri Lankan Muslim.
2006 Trincomalee massacre of students
The incident referred to as Trincomalee massacre in 2006 happened when five(5) minority Sri Lankan Tamil high school students playing by the beach were briefly detained and then shot dead.
Fort Fredrick (Fort of Triquillimale) is a fort built by Portuguese colonials at Trincomalee, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka, completed in 1624 CE, built on Swami Rock-Konamamalai from the debris of the world famous ancient Hindu Koneswaram temple (Temple of a Thousand Pillars). The temple was destroyed by the Portuguese colonial Constantino de Sá de Noronha under Phillip III, occupier of the Jaffna kingdom and Malabar country on the island.
Located at 8.57, 81.23 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Battle of Trincomalee
The Battle of Trincomalee was the fourth in the series of battles fought between a British fleet under Vice-Admiral Sir Edward Hughes and a French fleet under the Bailli de Suffren off the coast of India during the American Revolutionary War. The battle was fought on 3 September 1782.
Located at 8.57, 81.23 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
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