Batticaloa

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Batticaloa (மட்டக்களப்பு, Maṭṭakkaḷappu; මඩකලපුව, Madakalapuwa) is a major city in the Eastern Province, Sri Lanka, and its former capital.wikipedia
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Trincomalee

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It is on the east coast, 111 km south of Trincomalee, and is situated on an island. In 1942, during World War II, the aircraft carrier HMS Hermes and escorting destroyer HMAS Vampire were stationed at Trincomalee.
Located on the east coast of the island overlooking the Trincomalee Harbour, 237 km north-east of Colombo, 182 km south-east of Jaffna and 111 km miles north of Batticaloa, Trincomalee has been one of the main centres of Sri Lankan Tamil language speaking culture on the island for over two millennia.

Portuguese language

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Batticaloa is a Portuguese derivation.
As the result of expansion during colonial times, a cultural presence of Portuguese and Portuguese creole speakers are also found in Goa, Daman and Diu in India; in Batticaloa on the east coast of Sri Lanka; in the Indonesian island of Flores; in the Malacca state of Malaysia; and the ABC islands in the Caribbean where Papiamento is spoken, while Cape Verdean Creole is the most widely spoken Portuguese-based Creole.

Batticaloa District

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It is the administrative capital of the Batticaloa District.
The capital of the district is the city of Batticaloa.

Pasikudah

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Pasikudah is popular tourist destinations situated 35 km northwest with beaches and flat year-round warm-water shallow-lagoons.
Pasikudah or Pasikuda (பாசிக்குடா; පාසිකුඩා; (Pronounced Paasikkudah - historic Tamil translation "Green-Algae-Bay") is a coastal resort town located 35 kilometers northwest of Batticaloa, Batticaloa District, Sri Lanka.

Mattakallappu Manmiyam

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According to Mattakallappu Manmiyam the word Mattakkallpu consists Tamil words "Mattu" Matta-derived from "Mattam" means 'flat' and geographical name KaLappu.
Mattakkalappu Maanmiyam (மட்டக்களப்பு மான்மியம்; The Glory of Batticaloa) is a Tamil language historical book concerning the history of Batticaloa.

Batticaloa Lagoon

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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.
The city of Batticaloa is located on land between the lagoon and the Indian Ocean.Batticaloa district is flourished with three lagoons, such Batticaloa lagoon, Valaichchenai Lagoon and Vakari Lagoon.

Kallady Bridge

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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.
It crosses the Batticaloa Lagoon at Batticaloa.

Eastern Province, Sri Lanka

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Batticaloa (மட்டக்களப்பு, Maṭṭakkaḷappu; මඩකලපුව, Madakalapuwa) is a major city in the Eastern Province, Sri Lanka, and its former capital.

Kingdom of Kandy

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As the Portuguese colonisers were dividing and ruling Kotte, Kandy Kingdom and Jaffna Kingdom had to create a confederacy to fight against Portugal.
Though the kingdom had intermittent access to the port of Batticaloa it had no naval forces and could not prevent the Portuguese and Dutch maintaining a strong presence in lowland areas.

2019 Sri Lanka Easter bombings

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Batticaloa, along with Colombo, was attacked as a result of the 2019 Sri Lanka Easter bombings, with the Zion Church being attacked by an explosive device.
The church bombings were carried out during Easter services in Negombo, Batticaloa and Colombo; the hotels that were bombed were the Shangri-La, Cinnamon Grand, Kingsbury and Tropical Inn.

Mukkuvar

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Mukkuva is a coastal community from Ancient Tamil country.
The Jaffna chronicle, Yalpana Vaipava Malai, mentions the exile of Mukkuvars from Jaffna Kingdom to Batticaloa.

HMS Hermes (95)

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In 1942, during World War II, the aircraft carrier HMS Hermes and escorting destroyer HMAS Vampire were stationed at Trincomalee.
On 9 April a Japanese scout plane spotted her near Batticaloa, and she was attacked by several dozen dive bombers shortly afterwards.

Coast Veddas

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The population of 95,489 consists mainly of Sri Lankan Tamils others include Moors, Sinhalese, Burghers and the indigenous Veddas population.
They are primarily found in small coastal villages from the eastern township of Trincomalee to Batticalao.

Zion Church, Batticaloa

Zion Church
Batticaloa, along with Colombo, was attacked as a result of the 2019 Sri Lanka Easter bombings, with the Zion Church being attacked by an explosive device.
Zion Church is an evangelical church located in Batticaloa.

Puliyanthivu

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Puliyanthivu is an island of Sri Lanka and part of Batticaloa town.

Vedda

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The forests continued to be dominated by the Veddha population which claimed kingship ("cross-cousins") with the Sinhala kings of Kandy.
Another group, often termed East Coast Veddas, is found in coastal areas of the Eastern Province, between Batticaloa and Trincomalee.

Sri Lankan Tamils

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The population of 95,489 consists mainly of Sri Lankan Tamils others include Moors, Sinhalese, Burghers and the indigenous Veddas population.
In the 6th century CE, a special coastal route by boat was established from the Jaffna peninsula southwards to Saivite religious centres in Trincomalee (Koneswaram) and further south to Batticaloa (Thirukkovil), passed a few small Tamil trading settlements in Mullaitivu on the north coast.

St. Michael's College National School

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Other noteworthy institutions are: Sivananda Vidyalayam, Hindu College, St. Michael's College, Batticaloa, St. Cecilia's Girls' College and Vincent Girls' High School,.
St. Michael's College National School (SMC; புனித மிக்கேல் கல்லூரி தேசியப் பாடசாலை; known as St. Michael's College) is a national school in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka.

2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami

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The water rose up to 4.7 m within 90 minutes of the beginning of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.
Tsunami waves measured on the east coast ranged from 4.5–9 m (14.8–29.5 ft) at Pottuvill to Batticaloa at 2.6–5 m (8.53–16.4 ft) in the northeast around Trincomalee and 4–5 m (13.1–16.4 ft) in the west coast from Moratuwa to Ambalangoda.

Church of Our Lady of Presentation, Batticaloa

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During the colonial influences, Catholic was introduced to Batticaloan, and the first Catholic church in Batticaloa was established in 1624.
The church is one of a landmarks and catholic historical places in the district of Batticaloa, Sri Lanka.

Batticaloa Municipal Council

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Within Batticaloa Municipal Council area, Christian presence is strong (23%) compare to other area.
Batticaloa Municipal Council (BMC) is the local authority for the city of Batticaloa in eastern Sri Lanka.

St. Cecilia's Girls' College

St. Cecilia's Convent, Batticaloa
Other noteworthy institutions are: Sivananda Vidyalayam, Hindu College, St. Michael's College, Batticaloa, St. Cecilia's Girls' College and Vincent Girls' High School,.
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.

Colombo

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Batticaloa, along with Colombo, was attacked as a result of the 2019 Sri Lanka Easter bombings, with the Zion Church being attacked by an explosive device.

Burgher people

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The population of 95,489 consists mainly of Sri Lankan Tamils others include Moors, Sinhalese, Burghers and the indigenous Veddas population.
There are also significant communities in Trincomalee and Batticaloa, with an estimated population of 20,000.

Vincent Girls' High School

Other noteworthy institutions are: Sivananda Vidyalayam, Hindu College, St. Michael's College, Batticaloa, St. Cecilia's Girls' College and Vincent Girls' High School,.
Vincent Girls' High School is a national school in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka.