Churches

There are numerous churches in Batticaloa that have some interesting architecture and design. The churches worth a visit by tourists are St Sebastian’s Church, St Anthony’s Church, Our Lady of Sorrows and St Mary’s Cathedral.

Tiruchendur Murugan Alayam Temple

Tiruchendur Murugan Alayam Temple in Batticaloa is a temple that was constructed as a stopping point for travelers moving on foot pilgrimage to Kataragama. Majority of temple’s structure was destroyed due to the tsunami that struck Sri Lanka.

Dutch Fort

batticaloa portuguese dutch fortDutch fort of Batticaloa doesn’t have much of tourist attractions, as it houses majority of government offices. There are multiple numbers of old canon located inside the fort.