Batticaloa is the principal city of East Coast of Sri Lanka. Batticaloa, is of singular character: it’s a tongue of land set in between the Indian Ocean in the east and Batticoloa lagoon to the west. Batticoloa lagoon that cuts its way into Eravur in the north, spreads along 56km southward to Kalmunai leaving a residual landmass of islands in the lagoon. The lagoon, the islands, ferries, bridges, the sands of the beach and shallow beaches all set up a scenic beauty of its own at Batticaloa. The heavenly beaches of Pasikudah and Kalkudah are bays well protected from the ocean.
Batticaloa can be reached from numerous motor roads including A15 coastal motor road from Trincomalee and A4 coastal motor road from Pottuvil at South.