Batticaloa is a major city in the Eastern Province, Sri Lanka. Batticaloa is the principal city of East Coast of Sri Lanka. Batticoloa lagoon that cuts its way into Eravur in the north, spreads along 56km southward to Kalmunai leaving a residual landmasses 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.