Batticaloa Airport is now serving to the local and foreign passengers in the air transport sector of Sri Lanka. This is just a domestic airport and not an International airport. During the war the airport sustained damages. Two years back, Sri Lanka President has ceremonially opened the renovated Batticaloa domestic airport and its runway. Batticaloa is located in the Eastern province of Sri Lanka. Passengers can fly from Colombo to Batticaloa at one way ticket price of Rs 5,500/-.
There are lot of beaches that arefrequently visited by the foreign tourists during the tourist season. Now they can travel to Batticaloa area by Bus, Coach, Train and by Airlines to reach popular beaches such as Arugambay, Pottuvil, Panama and Pasikudha. Thgese Eastern beaches are good for surfing, Scuba Diving and swimming. There are lot of Star Class hotels are available in this region for the visiting Guests.
Arugambay is considered as a best surfing spot in Sri Lanka. Also it is marked as one of the top surfing spot in the world.
The Arugambay not only offers surfing, from here you can go on Kumana safari. Learn Yoga and Meditation. Get a motorcycle or a scooter and go on riding through this village area.
Kallady Lagoon, Singing Fish, Kallady Bridge, Kalkudha Beach, Dutch Fort, Light house and the local Handicraft Centre.
Batticalo is called as Land of Singing Fish.
On a clear full moon day night in the month of April to September, people say you can hear singing fish sounds.