Splendors of Ceylon Sri Lanka Trincomalee (East Coast)

About Trincomalee (East Coast)

Trinco as it is commonly called, has been a sea port since the days of the ancient Kings and one of the British Empire's most important ports in Asia during the second world war. From 1941-45, Trinco had been the headquarters of Lord Louis Mountbatten Allied Southeast Asia commander. Also Trinco is a natural deep water harbor that attracted great sea farers like Marco Polo, Ptolemy and sea traders from East Asia from ancient times.

Nilaweli and Uppuveli 16 km and 6 km north of the city respectively are among the best beaches in Sri Lanka. Knee deep shallow seas spreads out hundreds of meters towards the sea making this an ideal place for sun bathing, snorkeling, surfing and whale watching..