Sober Island

Sober Island


Located in the natural harbor of Trincomalee, Sober Island is a popular tourist destination. Late Young British Lieutenant S. The island in Sober's memory was named "Sober".
Sober Island is located about an hour after leaving the pepper jetty in Trincomalee. The 175-acre island, about 200 meters above sea level, was renamed the "Sun Island" in the French sense of the word "Isle du Solite" and was developed by the Sri Lanka Navy in 1919 and 1922 according to two site plans.

Once used as an island for lepers, it is now used as a naval resort. Once you are able to visit this island, you will be able to get an idea of the loneliness there.

Sober Island was first occupied by the French. By Admiral Jacob Blacket de la Hay in 1672 and by Admiral Saffron in 1782. After the Treaty of Paris in 1784, Britain occupied the island and later developed it for their military purposes, which was primarily a military establishment. However, before the British conquered the island, the Dutch also launched a tug-of-war against France.


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