Trincomalee

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of both domestic and international poetry, films, music and literature for many centuries. Names and etymology


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is Trincomalee Urban Council. Trincomalee city is home to the famous Koneswaram temple alluded to in its historic Tamil name ''Thirukonamalai'' and is home to other historical monuments such as the Bhadrakali Amman Temple, Trincomalee (Pathirakali Amman Temple), the Trincomalee Hindu Cultural Hall and, opened in 1897, the Trincomalee Hindu College (R. K. M. Sri Koneswara Hindu College). Trincomalee is also the site of the Trincomalee railway station and an ancient ferry service

to Jaffna and the south side of the harbour at Muttur (Muttur (Sri Lanka)). The recorded history of Trincomalee spans more than two and a half thousand years (List of cities by time of continuous habitation) beginning with civilian settlement associated with the Koneswaram temple in the pre-modern era. One of the oldest cities in Asia, it has served as a major maritime seaport in the international trading history of the island with South East Asia. In the ancient world, it was successively

in the world" and by the British, "the most valuable colonial possession on the globe, as giving to our Indian Empire a security which it had not enjoyed from elsewhere." Popular tourist destinations include its beaches at Uppuveli, Salli and Nilaveli, used for temple visits, surfing, scuba diving, fishing and whale watching, and the Kanniya Hot Springs. Trincomalee is served by a campus of the Eastern University, Sri Lanka and has been the inspiration


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Thoranam (stone gateway), the frame and lintel of which include small guardians, a lustrated Lakshmi, dancers, musicians, ganas (Gana), and yali-riders (Yali (Hindu mythology)). The Ganesh shrine of the temple was known as the ''Ganeshwaran Kovil'' and the Shiva shrine of the complex was known as ''Naga-Risa Nila Kovil'' . This name is possibly etymologically related to ''Nagareshu'', from the famous phrase ''Nagareshu Kanchi'' coined by the 5th century poet


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According to journalists like T. Sabaratnam, this incident had severe repercussions alongside the contributing factors of the civil war (Origins of the Sri Lankan civil war). The city and its district were severely


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of Taprobane'' and would go on to write ''2001: A Space Odyssey'' based on his experiences in the city. Trincomalee's Bhadrakali Amman temple provides a setting in Wilbur Smith's novel ''Birds of Prey''. Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories feature multiple settings in the city, including in ''A Scandal in Bohemia'' and ''A Singular Affair at Trincomalee''. Jane Austen's younger brother Charles Austen of the British Royal Navy is buried in Trincomalee. Post independence thumb Sri Lankan naval ship at Trincomalee (File:Sri Lanka Navy troop transport catamaran.JPG) In 1950, one of the original shrine's gold and copper alloy bronze statues from the 10th century CE of a seated figure of Shiva (in the form of Somaskanda), Shiva as Chandrasekhar (Shiva), his consort goddess Parvati, a statue of the goddess Mathumai Ambal and later Lord Ganesh were found by the Urban Council of Trincomalee (Trincomalee Urban Council) buried 500 yards from the promontory's end while digging for a water well. Wikipedia:Trincomalee Commons:Category:Trincomalee


Colombo, Sri Lanka

and Opanayaka, which were dismantled due to financial losses from their operation. thumb 300px Container handling at the Port of Colombo (File:ColomboHarbour-SriLanka02.jpg) Sri Lanka has deep-water ports (List of deep water ports), at Colombo (Port of Colombo), Hambantota (Port of Hambantota), Galle, and Trincomalee. Of these, Colombo handles the highest volume of cargo, followed by Galle. There is a harbour at Kankesanturai, north of Jaffna, navigable by ships of relatively

Atoll met the requirements and it was secretly developed as a fleet anchorage. Once available, the facilities at Addu Atoll were used extensively by the Royal Navy. In April 1942, ''Hiei'' and the Third Battleship Division joined five fleet carriers and two cruisers in a massive raid (Indian Ocean raid) against British naval forces in the Indian Ocean. On 5 April—Easter Sunday (Easter Sunday Raid)—the Japanese fleet attacked the harbor at Colombo, Sri Lanka Ceylon

would be the devaluation of Colombo (Colombo (Sri Lanka)), Galle and Trincomalee, but this could be offset by the development of Talai Mannar, Kankesanthurai and Point Pedro. * 3rd Submarine Squadron * 4th Submarine Squadron (United Kingdom) - with China Station 1939. With headquarters at Singapore, the then-named Fourth Submarine Flotilla comprised Rorqual, Grampus, Regent, Rover, Parthian, Olympus, Proteus, Regulus, Rainbow, Phoenix, Perseus, Pandora Orpheus


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, the French (French East India Company) following a battle (Battle of Trincomalee) of the American Revolutionary War and the British in 1795 (1795 in Great Britain), being absorbed into the British Ceylon state in 1815. The city's architecture shows some of the best examples of interaction between native and European styles. Attacked by the Japanese (Imperial Japanese Navy) as part of the Indian Ocean raid during World War II in 1942, the city and district were affected after Sri Lanka gained independence in 1948, when the political relationship between Tamil and Sinhalese people deteriorated (Origins of the Sri Lankan civil war), erupting into civil war. It is home to major naval and air force bases at the Trincomalee Garrison. The city also has the largest Dutch fort (Hoods Tower Museum) on the island. The Trincomalee Bay Harbour, bridged by the Mahavilli Ganga River (Mahaweli Ganga) to the south is referred to as "Gokarna" in Sanskrit, meaning "Cow's Ear", akin to several areas of Siva (Shiva) worship across the Indian subcontinent. Its sacred status to the Hindus has led to the city being declared "Dakshina-Then Kailasam" or "Mount Kailash of the South" and the "Rome of the Pagans of the Orient." The harbour is renowned for its large size and security; unlike any other in the Indian Ocean, it is accessible in all weathers to all craft. It has been described as the "finest harbour in the world" and by the British, "the most valuable colonial possession on the globe, as giving to our Indian Empire a security which it had not enjoyed from elsewhere." Popular tourist destinations include its beaches at Uppuveli, Salli and Nilaveli, used for temple visits, surfing, scuba diving, fishing and whale watching, and the Kanniya Hot Springs. Trincomalee is served by a campus of the Eastern University, Sri Lanka and has been the inspiration of both domestic and international poetry, films, music and literature for many centuries. Names and etymology Wikipedia:Trincomalee Commons:Category:Trincomalee


world species

form the fire control tower named after him at Fort Ostenburg. **Jaffna - Kankesanturai Airport **Trincomalee - China Bay Airport There he became closely acquainted with a man called Weniger, who shared his interests in botany and entomology. His enthusiasm for entomology and botany became broader and he decided to extend his studies to world species. Weniger felt likewise and they contacted the banker and collector Johann Christian Gerning in Frankfurt


ancient writings

; It was about three centuries after Norochcho and Knox that serious attempts at translating the temple's ancient writings were made. The Dutch ruled the Tamil country with increased focus


distinctive community

culture and religion. Demography The descendants of the freed Kaffir slaves are still a distinctive community are mainly found in the former occupied territories of the Portuguese colonists, mainly near Puttalam, in the North Western Province (North Western Province, Sri Lanka) of Sri Lanka but also in areas such as Trincomalee, Batticaloa and Negombo. There was some contact between the Kaffir and the Burgher people Burghers

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