Date: 10.03.2024

The conference attendees embarked on a memorable tour to Trincomalee District on 10th March 2024, exploring the rich cultural and natural heritage of the region. The tour itinerary included visits to significant historical sites, religious landmarks, and pristine natural attractions.

The tour commenced with a visit to Venniruttu and Nillavari, where attendees had the opportunity to immerse themselves in the scenic beauty of the area. Venniruttu and Nillavari are renowned for their breathtaking landscapes and serene ambiance, offering a tranquil retreat amidst nature’s splendor.

Next, the tour proceeded to the Konneswaram Siva Temple, an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated atop Swami Rock overlooking the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, the temple is not only a place of worship but also an architectural marvel steeped in history and spirituality.

The tour paid homage to history with a visit to the Second World War Memorial Cemetery, a solemn reminder of the sacrifices made by brave soldiers during the tumultuous times of war. Attendees honored the memory of the fallen heroes and reflected on the importance of peace and reconciliation.

The highlight of the tour was the visit to Pigeon Island, a renowned marine sanctuary boasting pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant coral reefs. Attendees marveled at the beauty of the underwater world, encountering a diverse array of sea animals and coral formations. The visit to Pigeon Island provided a unique opportunity for snorkeling and exploring the mesmerizing marine biodiversity.

The tour concluded with a visit to Marble Beach, a picturesque stretch of coastline known for its soft white sands and turquoise waters. Attendees relaxed amidst the idyllic surroundings, soaking in the tranquility and beauty of one of Trincomalee’s most pristine beaches.

The conference tour to Trincomalee District offered attendees a captivating journey through history, culture, and nature. From the sacred halls of the Konneswaram Siva Temple to the vibrant marine life of Pigeon Island, the tour provided a multifaceted exploration of Sri Lanka’s rich heritage and natural wonders. Participants returned enriched with memorable experiences and a deeper appreciation for the beauty and diversity of the Trincomalee District.