Tiru koneswaram is Renowned in legends and history, by a variety of names, such as Kona Malai, Tiru kona Malai. Trincomalee is the site of the Sacred Hill of the three temples. Situated on the eastern sea board, the place finds mention in the great chronicle Mahavamsa by the name of Gokanna. And also Gokanna is one of the ancient port in Srilanka. During the Portuguese period the temple was destroyed. And later it has been refurbished.

The road goes through the fort Fredrick leads to the temple hill. The breath taking view from the hill of the temple towards the east coast attracts lot of people around the world. Also can be seen the white spotted Deer’s roaming around.