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Port of Entry
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Trincomalee (English: /ˌtrɪŋkoʊməˈliː/; Tamil: திருகோணமலை Tirukōṇamalai; Sinhalese: ත්‍රිකුණාමළය Trikuṇāmalaya) also known as Gokanna,[1] is the administrative headquarters of the Trincomalee District and major resort port city of Eastern Province, Sri Lanka. It is a large military port.


See Sri Lanka.


See Sri Lanka.


See Sri Lanka.


See Sri Lanka.


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Trincomalee is a port of entry/exit in Sri Lanka. For details see Entrance: Sri Lanka.


Trincomalee Clearance Jetty

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Harbour icon Trincomalee Clearance Jetty [[Trincomalee#Trincomalee Clearance Jetty|Trincomalee Clearance Jetty]] 08°34.002'N, 081°13.840'E
Port of Entry

Arriving yachts should contact the port authority on VHF Channel 16 before proceeding into the Clearance Jetty. It is advisable to use the services of an agent.

XX@XXX; Tel: +XX (XXX) XXXXXX; Fax: +XX (XXX) XXXXXX; VHF channels 16 & 10

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Once clear, follow instruction on where to anchor. Usually, yachts are allowed to anchor off in the heart of the town.


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  • Cinnamon Air, a domestic airline in Sri Lanka, operates flights from Colombo to Trincomalee
  • Te train station is about 1 km north of town
  • The bus station is across the street from the clock tower and the market



The recorded history of Trincomalee spans more than two and a half thousand years, 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 the capital of eastern kingdoms of the Vanni country, developing under the Anuradhapura Kingdom, Pallava Dynasty, Chola Dynasty, Pandyan Dynasty, the Vannimai chieftaincies and the Jaffna kingdom through the Koneswaram shrine's revenue. Trincomalee's urbanization continued when made into a fortified port town following the Portuguese conquest of the Jaffna kingdom, changing hands between the Danish in 1620, the Dutch, the French following a battle of the American Revolutionary War and the British in 1795, 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 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, 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 on the island.

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