The far North & eastern coast sights

Batticaloa

unexplored and undiscovered
 is relatively unexplored and boasts undiscovered beaches, lush jungles, ancient temples and luxury hotels.

Batticaloa is another administrative district of the Eastern Province lying in between Trincomalee and Ampara districts and being 2,854 km2 in extent. Batticaloa is home to the largest lagoon of the island and in the district are many gorgeous beaches that attract a lot of local and foreign tourists. Fishing and agriculture are the main livelihoods of the people in the district.

Archaeological Department has identified 55 ancient Buddhist shrines and archaeological sites in the Batticaloa and Ampara districts.