- a seaport in E Sri Lanka.
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Calling at Trincomalee en route, the 'Sunbeam' next proceeded to Burmah.
At noon we had run 95 miles, and Trincomalee was 244 miles distant.
Some question about Trincomalee was agitated at the same time.The Slang Dictionary
John Camden Hotten
Trincomalee is situated about one hundred and eighty miles by land from Colombo.The Pearl of India
Maturin M. Ballou
Trincomalee , an important naval station and seaport on the NE.The Nuttall Encyclopaedia
Edited by Rev. James Wood
- a port in NE Sri Lanka, on the Bay of Trincomalee (an inlet of the Bay of Bengal); British naval base until 1957: a centre of conflict in the insurgency by the Tamil Tigers (LTTE). Pop: 44 313 (1981 census); more recent official figures are not available