Known as Trinco to locals, it has one of the world’s best natural harbors. Following settlement by the Portuguese and the Dutch, the British Colonized Ceylon. British Forces took residency in 1940s at orrs Hill a high ground with a spectacular view of the harbor. Present day welcombe Hotel was their Head office. Trinco has a historical Fort. The swami Rock with a straight drop of 130 meters is known locally as the "Lovers Leap" due to a historic legend that a Dutch official’s daughter threw herself down after watching her fiance desert her by sea. At the peak of this rock stands the holy site of koneswaram Temple