Tricomalee which has served Sri Lanka as an important seaport has one of the largest natural deep water harbors in the world and is located on the north-east part of the country. The history reveals several stories of sea battles fought at this particular place to protect the harbor form many powers who have tried to capture this important fort especially because of the naval strategic importance.
The fort was made a naval base after Sri Lanka acquired independence in 1948. Further there are few more sites which could drag your attention during your visit to Tricomalee, specially the beaches of Nilaweli and Uppuveli , considered among the best beaches in the country and very famous for snorekelling and sunbathing.
Swami rock, The point of lover’s leap, ruins of an ancient Buddhist monastery can be named as some places of interest which divulge many stories with historical value and interest.