Batticaloa
in Eastern Province, Sri Lanka

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
7.710 and 81.692 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 7° 42' 36" and E 81° 41' 32"
Currency and Currency Code:
Rupee - LKR
Spoken languages:
Sinhala, Tamil, English
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 01:43 PM (Tuesday)
Timezone: Asia/Colombo
UTC/GMT offset: 5.5 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
5:44 am and 6:15 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-0.955 and -90.967 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Puerto Villamil
References
This place on Wikipedia
This place on Geonames.org
Current travel safety evaluation for Sri Lanka in Southern Asia

Safety Score: 3,7 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Sri Lanka.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Sri Lanka. Last Update: 2022-05-24 08:21:34

Explore Batticaloa

Batticaloa in Eastern Province with it's 86,742 inhabitants is a city in Sri Lanka about 137 mi (or 221 km) north-east of Colombo, the country's capital.

Local time in Batticaloa is now 01:43 PM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named Asia / Colombo with an UTC offset of 5.5 hours. We know of 8 airports in the vicinity of Batticaloa, of which one is a larger airport. The closest airport in Sri Lanka is Batticaloa Airport in a distance of 1 mi (or 2 km), West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are several Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site in Sri Lanka is Ancient City of Polonnaruwa in a distance of 49 mi (or 80 km), West. If you need a place to sleep, we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

Depending on your travel schedule, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Badulla, Trincomalee, Kandy, Kurunegala and Anuradhapura. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 35°C / 94 °F

Morning Temperature 24°C / 76 °F
Evening Temperature 28°C / 82 °F
Night Temperature 25°C / 76 °F
Chance of rainfall 5%
Air Humidity 45%
Air Pressure 1007 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 7 km/h (4 mph) from North
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 100% of sky
General Conditions Moderate rain

Wednesday, 25th of May 2022

34°C (94 °F)
27°C (80 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, overcast clouds.

Thursday, 26th of May 2022

35°C (94 °F)
27°C (80 °F)
Broken clouds, gentle breeze.

Friday, 27th of May 2022

34°C (94 °F)
27°C (80 °F)
Overcast clouds, light breeze.

Hotels and Places to Stay

Riviera Resort

Address
1,5 mi
New Dutch Bar Road
30000 Batticaloa
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 13:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Videos from this area

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Sri Lanka East Coast : Batticaloa in a minute

Published: October 06, 2012
Length: 15:46 min
Rating: 3 of 5
Author: Henk Groenen

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Batticaloa - Methodist Central College 200th anniversary -battinews.com

Published: June 29, 2014
Length: 08:26 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: BATTINEWS.COM

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3rd Academy of Village Empowerment Academy - 5th May 2012

Published: May 15, 2012
Length: 46:39 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: VillageEAcademy

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Published: February 18, 2014
Length: 06:23 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: BATTINEWS.COM

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Published: March 15, 2013
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Department of Oncology & Oncosurgery

Published: August 28, 2012
Length: 18:09 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: thbatticaloa

This video briefly describe the activities & services provided by the Department of Medical & Surgical Oncology at Batticaloa Teaching Hospital in Srilanka. Batticaloa Teaching Hospital is...


FLAMES Youth Camp 2013 F

Published: June 12, 2013
Length: 56:32 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: zionbatti

Pastor Kugachandra Rajadurai, Founder, East Lanka Evangelical Mission, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka.


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Published: December 01, 2014
Length: 45:35 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: zionbatti

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Published: November 23, 2014
Length: 12:58 min
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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Batticaloa

Batticaloa is a major city in Sri Lanka. It is in the Eastern Province, Sri Lanka, and the former capital of the same province. It's also the administrative capital of the Batticaloa District. The city is the seat of the Eastern University of Sri Lanka and it's a major commercial city. It is on the east coast, 69 miles south by south east of Trincomalee, and is situated on an island.

Located at 7.71667, 81.7 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Batticaloa, Populated places in Eastern Province, Sri Lanka, Kingdom of Kandy

St. Michael's College, Batticaloa

St. Michael's College (Tamil: புனித மிக்கேல் கல்லூரி, SMC) is a national school in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka.

Located at 7.71147, 81.696 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Educational institutions established in 1873, National schools in Sri Lanka, Schools in Batticaloa

1990 Batticaloa massacre

The 1990 Batticaloa massacre, also known as the Sathurukondan massacre, was a massacre of at least 184 minority Sri Lankan Tamil refugees, including infants, from three villages in the Batticaloa District by the Sri Lankan Army personnel on September 9, 1990. Although the government instituted two investigations, no one was ever charged.

Located at 7.71611, 81.7 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Human rights abuses in Sri Lanka, Political repression, Mass murder in 1990, Civilian massacres in Sri Lanka, Mass murder of Sri Lankan Tamils, 1990 in Sri Lanka, Sri Lankan government forces attacks in Eelam War II

SLAF Batticaloa

SLAF Batticaloa is a Sri Lanka Air Force base located on the island of Thimilathiu west of Batticaloa in Sri Lanka. After the renovations are completed in January 3, 2013, the airport will be capable of handling narrow-body jets like the Boeing 737, Boeing 757 and aircraft of the Airbus A320 family.

Located at 7.70483, 81.6771 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Airports in Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Air Force bases, Buildings and structures in Eastern Province, Sri Lanka, Transport in Eastern Province, Sri Lanka

Batticaloa Teaching Hospital

Batticaloa Teaching Hospital is a government hospital in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka. It is the leading hospital in the Eastern Province and is controlled by the central government in Colombo. The hospital is the only teaching hospital in the Eastern Province. The hospital is the main clinical teaching facility for the Eastern University. As of 2010 it had 900 beds.

Located at 7.70756, 81.6906 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Buildings and structures in Batticaloa, Central government hospitals in Sri Lanka, Hospitals in Eastern Province, Sri Lanka, Teaching hospitals in Sri Lanka

Vincent Girls' High School

Vincent Girls' High School (Tamil: வின்சன்ட் மகளிர் உயர்தரப் பாடசாலை) is a national school in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka.

Located at 7.71231, 81.6986 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Educational institutions established in 1820, National schools in Sri Lanka, Schools in Batticaloa

Batticaloa Hindu College

Batticaloa Hindu College (Tamil: மட்டக்களப்பு இந்து கல்லூரி) is a provincial school in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka.

Located at 7.72086, 81.698 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Educational institutions established in 1946, Provincial schools in Sri Lanka, Schools in Batticaloa

Batticaloa railway station

Batticaloa railway station is a railway station in the city of Batticaloa in eastern Sri Lanka. Owned by Sri Lanka Railways, the state-owned railway operator, the station is part of the Batticaloa Line which links Batticaloa District with the capital Colombo.

Located at 7.72439, 81.6988 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Railway stations in Batticaloa, Railway stations on the Batticaloa Line

Batticaloa Fort

The Batticaloa Fort was built by the Portuguese in 1628 and was the first to be captured by the Dutch on 18 May 1638. Later, the fort was used by British from 1745. The fort has a structure of four bastions and protected by the Batticaloa Lagoon from two sides and a canal of the other two sides. The fort is still in reasonable condition and many local administrative departments of Sri Lanka government function in new buildings, which is based in the old structure.

Located at 7.7119, 81.7024 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Forts in Sri Lanka, Portuguese forts, Buildings and structures in Batticaloa

St. Cecilia's Girls' College

St. Cecilia's Girls' College (also known as St. Cecilia's Girls' Maha Vidyalayam or St. Cecilia's Convent) is a national school in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka.

Located at 7.71153, 81.6942 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
National schools in Sri Lanka, Schools in Batticaloa

Methodist Central College

Methodist Central College is a provincial school in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka.

Located at 7.7115, 81.6978 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Provincial schools in Sri Lanka, Schools in Batticaloa

Mahajana College, Batticaloa

Mahajana College is a provincial school in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka.

Located at 7.72003, 81.7016 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Provincial schools in Sri Lanka, Schools in Batticaloa

Districts of the same city

These districts belong to Batticaloa.

Other districts

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Popular in vicinity

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This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Maddakkalabbu, Batticoloa, Madakalapuwra, Battikaloa, Madakalapuva, Batticaloa, باتيكالوا, Горад Батыкалоа, बट्टिकलोवा, BTC, バッティカロア, ბატიკალოა, Batikaloa, Madakalapuwa, Баттикалоа, මඩකලපුව නගරය, மட்டக்களப்பு, Баттікалоа, باٹیکالوا, 巴提卡洛阿