The recorded history of Trincomalee spans more than 2500 years and is one of the oldest cities in Asia - it has served as a major maritime seaport in the international trading history of the island within South East Asia.
British Occupation c 1900
Trincomalee was made into a fortified port town following the Portugese conquest of the Jaffna kingdom in the early 1600s, changing hands between the Danish in 1620, the Dutch, then the French following a battle of the American Revolutionary War and the British in 1795, finally being absorbed into the British Ceylon state in 1815. Attacked by the Japanese as part of the Indian Ocean raids during World war II in 1942. The city also has the largest Dutch fort on the island.
Arthur Wellesley, later, 1st Duke of Wellington visited whilst a Colonel in the British East India Company, the bungalow he resided in is known as Wellesley Lodge which is inside Fort Fredrick and now is the officer's of the 2nd (Volunteer) battalion of the Gajaba Regiment of the Sri Lankan Army.
At the Markets......
On the Beaches
"I'll have 1 cold Lion beer please"
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie...check out the legs...
Trincomalee's Oldest Cemetery
Check out our eatery
first roll it out......
now flip it around in the air
keep flipping it until you get a MEGA ROTI
your choice of roti parcels for lunch...
...and at night.....
Sharon's favourite...Kotthu Roti
Our Recommended Accommodation...only the best
Dykes Rest Beach Resort
228 Dykes Street, Dutch Bay, Trincomalee
( http://www.dykerest.comuv.com/index.html )
with a back door right on the beach......
So ends a wet, rainy holiday in Trincomalee, but we still had loads of fun. Our next stop is Batticaloa