Sri Lanka’s first naval museum is scheduled to be opened in Trincomalee on February 4 on 65th Independence Day.

The museum is housed in the building where the Trincomalee Naval Commandant’s office was located during the periods of Dutch and British rule.

The building overlooking the Trincomalee Black Bay was in a dilapidated state for more than half a century. It was renovated under a joint project funded by the Government of Netherlands and the Government of Sri Lanka, having preserved the building’s Dutch architectural design

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