- a seaport in E Sri Lanka.
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All the forests around Batticaloa and Trincomalie, and as far north as Jaffna, are thickly set with this valuable tree.
At Batticaloa, the capital of the eastern province, there is a lake in which "singing fish" are found.
Hot springs equally remarkable are found at or near Bintenne, Batticaloa, and also at Badulla.
In 1832 several Europeans settled at Batticaloa, expressly for the purpose of cultivating this palm to a large extent.The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom
P. L. Simmonds
Batticaloa is the seat of a government agent and district judge; criminal sessions of the supreme court are also held.