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HOW TO REACH NMA


BY BUS

The NMA is well connected with road network. The nearest bus station (stand) is Trincomalee central bus terminal and it is located at a distance of approximately two kilometers from the NMA. The central bus terminal is located in middle of the town in the vicinity of clock tower and the market. The main cities linked to Trincomalee are Anuradhapura (via 835) to the west, Kalmunai, Batticaloa (via 76) to the south. There are even frequent buses from major cities such as Colombo (via 49), Kandy (via 45)to the west, Vavniya and Jaffna (via 88)to the north . Once reached to Trincomaleee central bus terminal a three wheeler (taxi) can be hired at a reasonable rate (Approx Rs. 150). It takes about 10 minutes to reach NMA.


BY TRAIN

The nearest railway station is Trincomalee and it is located at a distance of approximately three kilometers from the NMA. It takes about 9 to 10 hours to reach Trincomalee from Colombo. Once reached to Trincomaleee railway station, a three wheeler (taxi) can be hired at a reasonable rate (Approx Rs. 200). It takes around 15 minutes to reach NMA.


BY AIR

An Airbase is located at China Bay about 7 km south west of the town. The Sri Lankan Air Force operates commercial flights from Colombo (Ratmalana) to Trincomalee (China Bay), there are also private seaplane operators flying the Colombo- Trincomalee route. Cinnamon Air (https://www.cinnamonair.com/) is a domestic airline in Sri Lanka which operates flights from Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport to Trincomalee. The total duration of the flight is 1 hour and 15 minutes. Once reached to Air Force camp a three wheeler (taxi) can be hired at a reasonable rate (Approx Rs. 350). It takes about 25 minutes to reach NMA.


BY OWN VEHICLE

If you travel by your own vehicle in Colombo - Trincomalee or Kandy - Trincomalee road (A 6 Road),after passing Dambulla city next you will reach to Habarana town.At the Habarana roundabout you must come straight ahead and you will pass main towns such as Kanthale, Mullipothana and Thambalagamuwa before you reach the 4th mile post(China bay junction) which is located around 7.5km from the Trincomalee city.From this junction you must not turn to the right and you must come ahead till you meet the next main junction that is Anuradhapura junction.From there also you must go straight and you will come to a roundabout called Uppuweli junction.From Uppuweli junction you must turn right and you will pass a Railway crossing and you will come to Orr's Hill roundabout which is located right in front of the Trincomalee police station. In the Orr's Hill roundabout also you have to turn to the right till you come to the next roundabout in front of the Harbour police station. There also you have to turn to the right and at a distance of about 800m you will come to the main entrance to the naval dockyard Trincomelee.