Batticaloa | Sri Lanka | Travel | DestinationsBeaches in Sri Lanka
Batticaloa, the center city of the east coast of Sri Lanka is well known for its lagoons. Most of the Tamil culture can be observed here. Community based tourism such as agriculture, fisheries and home industries are popular in and around Batticoloa. Motoring to Batticaloa and from there to Trincomalee or Hambantota gives you the unique experience of seeing the rural beauty of Sri Lanka.
The wreckage of HMS Hermes - the first Aircraft Carrier of the world and sunk by the Japanese, on the 11th of April 1942, during the 2nd world war can be seen off the Batticaloa coast.