Batticaloa is a pretty city on an island, surrounded by a gorgeous lagoon. You might have to find out why during your next visit… Batticaloa district has many places of interest including the famous Kalkudah and Passikudah Beaches. Are you planning to visit the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka? Are you willing to go off the tracks and discover the Beauty of Batti? This Website is for you, because…. Our aim is to let you find all what you need to know to enjoy your stay in Batticaloa district.
Batticaloa is a major city in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka and its former capital. It is the administrative capital of the Batticaloa District. Batticaloa is the seat of the Eastern University of Sri Lanka and is a major commercial city.
The fort has a structure of four bastions and is protected by the Batticaloa Lagoon on two sides and a canal on the other two sides. The fort is still in reasonable condition and currently houses several local administrative departments of the Sri Lanka government in new buildings, which are located within the old structure. Timeline of Batticaloa fort in colonial time. Watchtower in one of the bastions.