Batticaloa is located in the Eastern Province and is the hottest city Sri-Lanka, due to its location. The city is divided lagoon on east and west coasts. The history of the city dates back to the 7th century BC, when the territory of modern Batticaloa formed the first state, but its current name the city received only in the 18th century.
Inhabit city Tamils, Muslims, Sinhalese and Veddas. Batticaloa is a not only an economic but also a cultural center of the Tamil nation. The city built the university, colleges and several schools. Children from other cities come here to study. Local residents are mainly engaged in fishing and agriculture. Those who do not catch fish, grow rice.
Along the coast are spread meandering wide white sandy beaches.
The National Park, located a few kilometers from the city, will surprise even the most seasoned traveler. The ruins of ancient civilizations, hidden in the jungle, full of wildlife. In the park you can see wild elephants, many species of reptiles and birds.
In Batticaloa worth visiting tourists seeking tranquility and privacy, ready to search for harmony to enjoy incredible sunsets at the lapping waters of the Indian Ocean.