Trincomalee

What is Trincomalee known for?


natural deep

The Trincomalee beach thumb Prima Flour Factory to the right, Trincomalee city (File:Prima factory from dockyards right.jpg) Trincomalee which is a natural deep-water harbour has attracted seafarers, trader and pilgrims from Europe, Middle East, Africa, China, East Asia and Australasia since ancient times. Trinco, as it is commonly called, has been a seaport and Hindu pilgrimage centre since 400 BCE. The earliest epigraphical (epigraphy) inscriptions found in Trincomalee


mukkuvar

of the Kandyan kingdom, but there was considerable local autonomy under native Vannimai chiefs. McGilvray, D. ''Mukkuvar Vannimai: Tamil Caste and Matriclan Ideology in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka'', pp. 34–97 Karthigesu, ''Sri Lankan Tamil Society and Politics'', pp. 7–9 From that time on, Eastern Tamil social development diverged from that of the Northern Tamils. * ''Doris'' (HMS Doris (1857)) (joined at Madeira, left at Bombay), Hon Edmund


scenic landscapes

built at Hambantota (Ruhunu Magampura International Port). Its flag carrier airline is the SriLankan Airlines. Destinations The Sri Lankan railway network covers one of the most scenic landscapes in the world, the best of which is the Colombo-Badulla main line which runs hugging the steep mountains of the Sri Lankan highlands. The railways connect the main cities of Kandy, Galle, Matara (Matara, Sri Lanka), Anuradhapura, Gampaha, Negombo, Kurunegala, Avissawella, Kalutara, Polonnaruwa, Batticaloa, Trincomalee, Badulla, Gampola, Nawalapitiya, Matale, Vavuniya, Puttalam and Chilaw with the Capital Colombo. The lines to Jaffna, Kankesanturai and Mannar (Mannar, Sri Lanka) have been destroyed by the LTTE. There were also narrow gauge (narrow gauge railways) lines from Nanu Oya to Nuwara Eliya, Avissawella to Yatiyantota and Avissawella to Ratnapura 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 shallow draught. Its major operating areas were around Norway, the Mediterranean (against the Axis supply routes to North Africa), and in the Far East. Royal Navy submarines operating out of Trincomalee and Australia were a constant threat to Japanese shipping passing through the Malacca Straits. Wikipedia:Trincomalee Commons:Category:Trincomalee


rich development

Pandyan I and remnants of Pandyan art and architecture still stand in Trincomalee. Magha (Kalinga Magha)'s reign ousted Parakrama Pandyan II and re-consolidated Tamil sovereign power in the island's north, north west and north east in Trincomalee by 1215; during Magha's reign, the temple and city underwent rich development in the name of a Chodaganga Deva on Puthandu, 1223. After the fall of the Pandyans of Tamilakam due to invasions by Muhammad bin Tughluq of the Delhi Sultanate, Trincomalee rose in status in the Jaffna kingdom, often visited by King Singai Pararasasegaram and his successor King Cankili I in the following centuries. Wikipedia:Trincomalee Commons:Category:Trincomalee


black oil

, and Ford had to jam the throttles forward to climb out of range of the submarine's guns. On Christmas Eve, when they took off, black oil began gushing out of the number 3 engine and pouring back over the wing. Ford shut down the engine and returned to Trincomalee. He discovered one of the engine's cylinders had failed. He sailed her to join the East Indies Station, sailing via Mauritius and Trincomalee. While at Port Louis she captured four slave vessels. In the middle


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


numerous support

Squadron. On 21 February, the ''Kongō'' was joined by the ''Haruna'', four fast aircraft carriers, five heavy cruisers and numerous support ships in preparation for "Operation J", Japan's invasion of the Dutch East Indies. On 25 February, the Third Battleship Division provided cover for air attacks on the Island of Java (Java, Indonesia). The ''Kongō'' bombarded Christmas Island off the western coast of Australia on 7 March 1942, and then she returned to Staring-baai for 15 days of standby alert. In April 1942, the ''Kongō'' joined five fleet carriers in attacks (Indian Ocean raid) on Colombo and Trincomalee on Ceylon. Boyle (1998), p. 368 Following the destruction of the British heavy cruisers Wikipedia:Trincomalee Commons:Category:Trincomalee


ancient rock

Habarana jungle and the Minneriya sanctuary which is heavily populated by elephants. Elephant back riding is also an attraction in this small city. Habarana is situated nearby to the ancient rock fortress and castle palace ruin of Sigiriya and is situated on the main road from Colombo to Trincomalee and Polonnaruwa. The population of the city is expected to be in the area of 5000-10,000. Chronicles such as the ''Yalpana Vaipava Malai'' and stone inscriptions like Konesar Kalvettu recount that Kulakkottan, an early Chola king and descendant of Manu Needhi Cholan, was the restorer of the ruined Koneswaram temple and tank at Trincomalee in 438 CE, the Munneswaram temple of the west coast, and as the royal who settled ancient Vanniyars in the east of the island Eelam. Wikipedia:Trincomalee Commons:Category:Trincomalee


seminal book

wrote a seminal book on Tamil history (Eelam), and was based in the island's north east and Tamil Nadu until the mid 2000s. http: www.tamilnet.com art.html?catid 13&artid 12261 He contacted his daughter following the release of her debut album in 2004, telling her to change its name, however she refused. His house was flooded after the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.


Polonnaruwa

, Avissawella, Kalutara, Polonnaruwa, Batticaloa, Trincomalee, Badulla, Gampola, Nawalapitiya, Matale, Vavuniya, Puttalam and Chilaw with the Capital Colombo. The lines to Jaffna, Kankesanturai and Mannar (Mannar, Sri Lanka) have been destroyed by the LTTE. There were also narrow gauge (narrow gauge railways) lines from Nanu Oya to Nuwara Eliya, Avissawella to Yatiyantota and Avissawella to Ratnapura

Habarana jungle and the Minneriya sanctuary which is heavily populated by elephants. Elephant back riding is also an attraction in this small city. Habarana is situated nearby to the ancient rock fortress and castle palace ruin of Sigiriya and is situated on the main road from Colombo to Trincomalee and Polonnaruwa. The population of the city is expected to be in the area of 5000-10,000. Chronicles such as the ''Yalpana Vaipava Malai'' and stone inscriptions like Konesar

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