Army establishes new Museum in Trincomalee

The Army opened the ‘Orr’s Hill Army Museum’ at the 22 Division Headquarters Trincomalee. At the invitation of the 22 Division Headquarters of the Security Force Headquarters – East, Army Commander Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, declared open the new Museum.

The open air Museum, the first-ever largest of the kind in the country, boasts of architectural marvel, situated atop the popular. ‘Orr’s Hill’, overlooking the Trincomalee harbour.

Specific exhibition areas segmented as Infantry weapons, Armored vehicles, Artillery guns and a resource person- manned audio-visual room, offer visitors a wholesome picture of the exhibits, some of which have relevance even to the colonial times. Similarly, the exhibits on display are mostly weapons that were used against the terrorists during the peak of the humanitarian operation.

All funds, generated through the Museum are to be used for welfare of families of fallen War Heroes, disabled veterans and serving Army personnel of the 22 Division. A percentage of the proceeds has been allocated for maintenance and improvement of the Museum.

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