There is also a more famous Kali temple in the heart of the town to which devotees can make a visit en-route from the Shankari Temple.
It is a exhilarating and spectacular sight to behold.
All round, silence reflects which is needed most in this war torn nation rightfully called as a paradise.
The Temple of Sri Shankari Devi according to the priest's in Trincomalee, say that the Portuguese who invaded the island in the 17th century completely cannon balled from their ship and demolished the cliff top Devi temple.
In its site stands a lone pillar, as a mute spectator.
There is a small Devi Shrine built adjacent the Shiva temple.