12 Facts About Batticaloa


Batticaloa is a major city in the Eastern Province, Sri Lanka, and its former capital.

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Also, Batticaloa has a nickname, "Land of the singing fish" due to musical sounds that related to fish or aquatic creature in the Batticaloa Lagoon near the Kallady Bridge.

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Batticaloa is in the eastern coast of Sri Lanka on a flat coastal plain boarded by the Indian Ocean in the east occupies a central part of the eastern Sri Lanka.

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Batticaloa district has three lagoons such as Batticaloa Lagoon, Valaichchenai Lagoon, and Vakari Lagoon.

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Batticaloa has a tropical wet and dry climate under the Koppen climate classification, generically referred to as 'dry-monsoonal climate'.

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Batticaloa turned his attention to the recovery of Polonnaruwa from the Tamils, and achieved this purpose by 1244.

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Batticaloa was fortified in the 1620s, which was held until 1638, when the Dutch successfully invaded it.

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Batticaloa learnt that the town of Batticaloa, where the chief of the province resided, was about three miles inland; so he sent him a messenger proposing to enter into trade with him.

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Batticaloa fort was built by the Portuguese in 1628 and was the first to be captured by the Dutch.

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Batticaloa has historically been a centre of Portuguese Burgher culture, supported in the modern era by the Catholic Burgher Union.

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Batticaloa is the terminus of a Broad gauge branch railway of the Sri Lanka Railways network.

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Batticaloa Airport is a military air force base, which has domestic air service to civilian as well by Cinnamon Air and Helitours.

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