Batticaloa Lagoon

Batticaloa District is famous as the land of the singing fish, it’s also well-known as the land of lagoons. The District has three major lagoons flowing through Batticaloa Lagoon , Valaichchenai Lagoon and Vaharai Lagoon.

Batticaloa lagoon is the prime in the district as well at the largest in Sri Lanka and is estimated to cover approximately 12,000 ha and is 56 Km in length. The lagoon opens into the Indian Ocean at Kallar, close to the Batticaloa/Ampara district border and at Palameenmadu, close to Batticaloa town.