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Map of Eastern Province district in Sri Lanka

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The Eastern Province (Tamil: கிழக்கு மாகாணம் Kil̮akku Mākāṇam; Sinhalese: නැගෙනහිර පළාත Næ̆gĕnahira Paḷāta) is one of the nine provinces of Sri Lanka, the first level administrative division of the country. The provinces have existed since the 19th century but did not have any legal status until 1987 when the 13th Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka established provincial councils. Between 1988 and 2006 the province was temporarily merged with the Northern Province to form the North Eastern Province. The capital of the province is Trincomalee.
Cities, towns & villages in Eastern Province
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TrincomaleeTrincomalee (Tamil: Tirukōṇamalai, Sinhalese: Trikuṇāmalaya) is the administrative headquarters of the Trincomalee District and major resort port city of Eastern Province, Sri Lanka. Located on the east coast of the island overlooking the Trincomalee Harbour, 113 miles south of Jaffna and 69 miles north of Batticaloa, Trincomalee has been one of the main centres of Tamil language speaking culture on the island for over two millennia. With a population of 99,135, the city is built on a peninsula of the same name, which divides its inner and outer harbours. People from Trincomalee are known as Trincomalians and the local authority is Trincomalee Urban Council. Trincomalee city is home to the famous Koneswaram temple alluded to in its historic Tamil name Thirukonamalai Show Trincomaleeon the map
KattankudyKattankudy (Tamil: Kaththankudi; Sinhalese: Kathtankudiye) Is a township in Sri Lanka located along its eastern coastline, about 339 kilometres away from the capital city, Colombo. The township has an estimated population of 50 000, predominantly Muslims. The Batticaloa district is divided into 14 Administrative divisions. They are Manmunai North, Manmunai Pattu, and Porativu Pattu, Manmunai West, Eravur Pattu, Karalai Pattu, Koralai Pattu West, Kattankudy, Manmunai South, & Eruvil Pattu, Manmunai South West, Eravur Town, Koralai Pattu Central, Koralai Pattu North Show Kattankudyon the map
VeeramunaiVeeramunai is a rural village in the Ampara District situated within the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka. Most of the residents are minority Sri Lankan Tamils and are farmers. According to local chronicles, Veeramunai was founded by early settlers in a medieval feudal division called Nadukadu during the pre colonial period (prior to 1505 CE). Feudal lords known as Vanniar resident in the village controlled large swaths of farm land around the village and the region. These farm holdings led to considerable conflicts with residents of a demographically larger nearby town of Sammanthurai. Most residents of Sammathurai were also members of the Sri Lankan Muslim minority. In 1954, a mob from Sammanthurai burned down Veeramunia after a local conflict. About 75% of the villagers left Veeramunai as@en . Show Veeramunaion the map
KalmunaiKalmunai (Tamil: Sinhalese: Kalmune) is a city in the Ampara District of Eastern Province, Sri Lanka. It had a total population of 106,780 as of 2011. It is the one of Muslim-majority municipality in the country. When Muslims in Colombo were expelled by Portuguese in the 17th century, they fled to Kandy and sought refuge with the king in Kandy. Then the king (Rajasinghe ii) resettled these Muslim refugees in Kalmunai (8000 refugees) and Kattankudy (4000). Kalmunai was the Royal farm of the king. Because of this settlement, it became a Muslim-majority area. Show Kalmunaion the map
AkkaraipattuAkkaraipattu (Tamil: Sinhala: is a town in the Ampara District of Sri Lanka. Akkaraipattu is located on the east coast of Sri Lanka in the Eastern Province. The Akkaraipattu town ship is located approximately 350 km east of Colombo. The main junction in the urban center of Akkaraipattu is located at the latitude and longitude coordinates of 7°13'06.02 North and 81°50'58.91 East. The city is strategically located, just south of the center of the eastern coastline and has good links via the Siyambalanduwa - Damana - Ampara Road (A25) and the Road (A4). Akkaraipattu acts as an agro-economic hub with vast extents of paddy field surrounding the township. Show Akkaraipattuon the map
Arugam BayArugam Bay is a bay situated on the Indian Ocean in the dry zone of Sri Lanka's southeast coast. The bay is located 320 kilometres (200 mi) due east of Colombo, and approximately 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) south of the market town of Pottuvil. The main settlement in the area, known locally as Ullae, is predominantly Muslim, however there is a significant Tamil and Sinhala population to the south of the village, as well as a number of international migrants, largely from Europe and Australia. While traditionally fishing has dominated the local economy, tourism has grown rapidly in the area in recent years. Tourism in Arugam Bay is dominated by surf tourism, thanks to several quality breaks in the area, however tourists are also attracted by the local beaches, lagoons, historic temples and the ne Show Arugam Bayon the map
KurukkalmadamKurukkalmadam is a village in district Batticaloa of Sri Lanka. It is located about 25 km south east of Batticaloa and located in South D S at about 5 Km north of town Kaluwanchikudy. Its earlier name was Guruandhar, signifying Gurudhanagar, which in punjabi means a city of Guru. The old name of Batticaloa was Matia Kullam. Guru Nanak visited Sri Lanka in the early sixteenth century and recent research shows he reached Batticaloa by ship. Ashok Kumar Kainth excavated a stone carving here in which is contained the name of First Sikh Guru Nanak. Show Kurukkalmadamon the map
IrakkamamIrakkamam is a village located in the Eragama Divisional Secretariat, Ampara District, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka. It has around 15,000 people. 100% Educated Population. One of the rapidly growing village in the country. Most of the people are engaged in doing government jobs and foreign employments. Irakkamam is the most popular ancient village in the province. A tile factory and a sugar factory are located in the territories of the village. After 1985, there was a massive growth in terms of education, culture, business and other sectors. GN Divisions: 12 Show Irakkamamon the map
SammanturaiSammanthurai (Tamil: Sinhalese: is a town in Ampara District of Eastern Province of Sri Lanka. Sammanthurai, at 7°22′0″N 81°48′0″E / 7.36667°N 81.80000°E, is 4.8 km west of the Bay of Bengal coast. It lies between the towns of Ampara and Karaitivu along the A31 road. It is surrounded by paddy fields and It's renowned for its rice paddies and its inner harbour from ancient times. Sammanthurai is the birthplace of M. H. M. Ashraff, known as \"the kingmaker\" and the founder of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress political party. Show Sammanturaion the map
BatticaloaBatticaloa (Tamil: Sinhalese: Madakalapuwa) is a major city in the Eastern Province, Sri Lanka, and its former capital. It is the administrative capital of the Batticaloa District. The city is the seat of the Eastern University of Sri Lanka and is a major commercial city. It is on the east coast, 69 miles (111 km) south by south east of Trincomalee, and is situated on an island. Pasikudah is popular tourist destinations situated 35 km northwest with beaches and flat year-round warm-water shallow-lagoons. Show Batticaloaon the map
NilaveliNilaveli (Pronounced Nilaa-Veli, Tamil translation Open-land of the moon-shine) (Sinhala language translation- Nila-Blue, Veli- Sand)is a coastal resort town located about 16 km North-West of Trincomalee, Trincomalee District, Sri Lanka. It used to be a popular tourist destination, however due to 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami and Sri Lankan Civil War tourist numbers have declined, until 2010 onwards, we can see a significant increase in the number of tourists. Once again Nilaveli has become one of the main tourist attractions in Sri Lanka. Show Nilavelion the map
KalkudahKalkudah or Kalkuda (Pronounced Kal-Kuda, Tamil translation rock-bay) is a coastal resort town located about 35 kilometers northwest of Batticaloa, Batticaloa District, Sri Lanka. It used to be a popular tourist destination, however due to 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami and Sri Lankan Civil War tourist numbers have declined. Pasikudah and Kalkudah are located few kilometers apart. In recent time, Kalkudah receives plenty of visitors to Pasikudah beach. Show Kalkudahon the map
VakaraiVakarai or Vaharai (Sinhalese: වාකරේ, Tamil: வாகரை), The Sinhala name වාකර is pronounced 'vākara'.It is a town in the Batticaloa District of Sri Lanka, located about 65 km Northwest of Batticaloa. The Anglicization vākari should be preferred to vāhari. This a predominant Tamil area, and headquarters the Koralai Pathu North Division with a population around 21,000. The residents are predominantly poor fishermen or farmers. Show Vakaraion the map
TambiluvilThambiluvil (Tamil: is a coastal village in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka. It is 78 Km south of Batticaloa along the east coast. It is bounded by the sea in east and a lagoon named \"Periya Kalappu\" to west with paddy fields which increase the natural attraction of this village. Thambiluvil is the famous place for the old Tamil culture and traditions of ancient Mattakkalappu Desam. Show Tambiluvilon the map
AmparaAmpara (Sinhalese: අම්පාර, Tamil: is the main town of Ampara District, governed by an Urban Council. It is located in the Eastern Province, Sri Lanka, about 360 km from the capital city of Colombo. Most of the civilians in the town are Sinhala. In 2001, there were 20,152 people in the town limit and 96% of them were Sinhalese. Buddhism was the predominant religion, practiced by 93%. Show Amparaon the map
OkandaOkanda is a small hamlet in the eastern coast of Sri Lanka within the Ampara District. It is known for its shrine dedicated to Hindu deity Murugan known as Ukanthamalai Murugan Kovil and for surfing. Pilgrims from the Eastern Province stop over at the Murugan temple on their way to Kataragama temple in the Southern part of the island. Show Okandaon the map
ValaichchenaiValaichchenai is a town in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka. It could also be spelled as Valaichenai. The world-famous Pasikudah Beach is located about 3 km east of Valaichenai along the Indian Ocean. Pasikudah beach is famous for shallow and calm sea water. Show Valaichchenaion the map
PunanaiPunanai (Tamil: புனானை) is a small hamlet in Sri Lanka, made famous in 1920 by a man-eating leopard. This is reflected in the book titled \"The Man-Eater of Punanai - A Journey of discovery to the jungles of old Ceylon\", by Christopher Ondaatje Show Punanaion the map
SathurukondanSathurukondan is a village situated in the eastern Batticaloa District of Sri Lanka. It lies clos to the regional capital of Batticaloa. Most of its inhabitants are minority Sri Lankan Tamils. Show Sathurukondanon the map
Eravur TownEravur is a town in the Batticaloa District of Eastern Province, Sri Lanka, it is located about 15 km north-west of Batticaloa. It's governed by the Eravur Urban Council. Show Eravur Townon the map
ChenkaladyChenkalady or Chenkaladi is a town in the Batticaloa District of Sri Lanka, it is located about 15 km north-west of Batticaloa. In Tamil it translates to \"By-the-brick\". Show Chenkaladyon the map
VellaveliVellavely or Vellaveli or Vellaaveli (Tamil: Vellāveḷi) is a town in the Batticaloa District of Sri Lanka, it is located about 30 km South of Batticaloa. Show Vellavelion the map
KathiraveliKathiraveli or (Paddy Field in Tamil) is a town in Batticaloa District, Sri Lanka. It is located about 75 km Northwest of Batticaloa. Show Kathiravelion the map
KokkaddicholaiKokkadichcholai (Tamil: is a village in Batticaloa District within the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka. Show Kokkaddicholaion the map
KuchchaveliKuchchaveli or Kuchaveli is a coastal town located North-West of Trincomalee, Trincomalee District, Sri Lanka. Show Kuchchavelion the map
VannichchiyatidalVannichchiyatidal is a small town in Sri Lanka. It is located within Northern Province. Show Vannichchiyatidalon the map
TikkottaimaduThikkoddaimadu is a small town in Sri Lanka. It is located within Northern Province. Show Tikkottaimaduon the map
ThekkuluthuThekkuluthu is a small town in Sri Lanka. It is located within Northern Province. Show Thekkuluthuon the map
AdaichakalAdaichakal is a small town in Sri Lanka. It is located within Northern Province. Show Adaichakalon the map
AdampanaAdampanai is a small town in Sri Lanka. It is located within Northern Province. Show Adampanaon the map
VellaiVellai is a small town in Sri Lanka. It is located within Northern Province. Show Vellaion the map
States, regions, administrative units in Eastern Province
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ThirukkovilThirukkovil or Tirukovil is a town in the Ampara District of Sri Lanka, situated along the eastern coast of the island. It is 30 km north of Pottuvil and 35 km south of Kalmunai. In Tamil it translates to God's-temple. It was affected by 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. It was under Batticaloa district and now under Ampara district. It is a famous place for the old Tamil cultures and temples. There is a Murugan temple: Thiru Sithira Velayutha Suvamy Kovil. There have one popular school, Thambiluvil National College (TMMV).Show on map
Eastern ProvinceThe Eastern Province (Tamil: Kil̮akku Mākāṇam; Sinhalese: පළාත Næ̆gĕnahira Paḷāta) is one of the nine provinces of Sri Lanka, the first level administrative division of the country. The provinces have existed since the 19th century but did not have any legal status until 1987 when the 13th Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka established provincial councils. Between 1988 and 2006 the province was temporarily merged with the Northern Province to form the North Eastern Province. The capital of the province is Trincomalee.Show on map
Batticaloa DistrictBatticaloa District (Tamil: Maṭṭakkaḷappu Māvaṭṭam; Sinhalese: maḍakalapūva distrikkaya) is one of the 25 districts of Sri Lanka, the second level administrative division of the country. The district is administered by a District Secretariat headed by a District Secretary (previously known as a Government Agent) appointed by the central government of Sri Lanka. The capital of the district is the city of Batticaloa. Ampara District was carved out of the southern part of Batticaloa District in April 1961.Show on map
Ampara DistrictAmpara District (Tamil: Ampāṟai Māvaṭṭam; Sinhalese: අම්පාර is one of the 25 districts of Sri Lanka, the second level administrative division of the country. The district is administered by a District Secretariat headed by a District Secretary (previously known as a Government Agent) appointed by the central government of Sri Lanka. The capital of the district is the town of Ampara. The district was carved out of the southern part of Batticaloa District in April 1961.Show on map
Trincomalee DistrictTrincomalee District (Tamil: Tirukŏṇamalai Māvaṭṭam; Sinhalese: is one of the 25 districts of Sri Lanka, the second level administrative division of the country. The district is administered by a District Secretariat headed by a District Secretary (previously known as a Government Agent) appointed by the central government of Sri Lanka. The capital of the district is the city of Trincomalee.Show on map
Kuchchaveli DivisionKuchchaveli Divisional Secretariat is a Divisional Secretariat of Trincomalee District, of Eastern Province, Sri Lanka.Show on map
Manmunai North DivisionManmunai North Divisional Secretariat is a Divisional Secretariat of Batticaloa District, of Eastern Province, Sri Lanka.Show on map
Trincomalee Town and Gravets DivisionTrincomalee Divisional Secretariat is a Divisional Secretariat of Trincomalee District, of Eastern Province, Sri Lanka.Show on map
Eravur Town DivisionEravur Town Divisional Secretariat is a Divisional Secretariat of Batticaloa District, of Eastern Province, Sri Lanka.Show on map
Kattankudy DivisionKattankudy Divisional Secretariat is a Divisional Secretariat of Batticaloa District, of Eastern Province, Sri Lanka.Show on map
Morawewa DivisionMorawewa Divisional Secretariat is a Divisional Secretariat of Trincomalee District, of Eastern Province, Sri Lanka.Show on map
Alayadiwembu DivisionAlayadiwembu Divisional Secretariat is a Divisional Secretariat of Ampara District, of Eastern Province, Sri Lanka.Show on map
Thirukkovil DivisionThirukkovil Divisional Secretariat is a Divisional Secretariat of Ampara District, of Eastern Province, Sri Lanka.Show on map
Lahugala DivisionLahugala Divisional Secretariat is a Divisional Secretariat of Ampara District, of Eastern Province, Sri Lanka.Show on map
Mahaoya DivisionMahaoya Divisional Secretariat is a Divisional Secretariat of Ampara District, of Eastern Province, Sri Lanka.Show on map
Damana DivisionDamana Divisional Secretariat is a Divisional Secretariat of Ampara District, of Eastern Province, Sri Lanka.Show on map
Different buildings in Eastern Province
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Eastern UniversityThe Eastern University, Sri Lanka (abbreviated as EUSL) is a public university in Vantharumoolai, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka. It was established on 1 October 1986. The university was preceded by the Batticaloa University College established on 1 August 1981 which was started in the buildings of the Vantharumoolai Madya Maha Vidyalayam.Show on map
Fort FrederickFort Fredrick (Sinhalese: Tamil: also known as Trincomalee Fort or Fort of Triquillimale, is a fort built by Portuguese colonials at Trincomalee, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka, completed in 1624 CE, built on Swami Rock-Konamamalai from the debris of the world famous ancient Hindu Koneswaram temple (Temple of a Thousand Pillars). The temple was destroyed by the Portuguese colonial Constantino de Sá de Noronha under Phillip III, occupier of the Jaffna kingdom and Malabar country on the island. On the Konamalai cape was also built a new village of Portuguese and Tamil people, 50 Portuguese soldiers and inside the fort, a church named after \"Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe\". The Fort of Triquillimale was dismantled and rebuilt by the Dutch in 1665, renamed FoShow on map
PottuvilPottuvil or Pothuvil or Poththuvil is a town in the Ampara District of Sri Lanka, located on the eastern coast of the Island. It is situated 4 km (2.5 mi) north of the popular tourist destination Arugam Bay. Pottuvil was affected by 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. The town's population in 2007 was 33,625.Show on map
Lakes, rivers, streams and other bodies of water in Eastern Province
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Ullackalie LagoonUllackalie Lagoon (Tamil: Ullaikkaḻi) is a lagoon in Trincomalee District, eastern Sri Lanka. The lagoon is fed by a number of small rivers including Verugal Aru and Uppu Aru. It is linked to the sea by a narrow channel to the south. The lagoon's water is brackish. The lagoon is surrounded by evergreen forest and scrubland. The land is used for subsistence fishing. The lagoon has extensive mangroves. The lagoon attracts a wide variety of water birds including ducks and other shorebirds. The western part of the lagoon was designated an animal sanctuary in 1970.Show on map
Trincomalee HarbourTrincomalee Harbour, also known as Trincomalee Bay or Koddiyar Bay, is a large natural harbour situated on the north-east cost of Sri Lanka. Located in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka in the heart of the Indian Ocean, its strategic importance has shaped its recent history. There have been many sea battles to control the harbour. The Portuguese, Dutch, French, and the English have each held it in turn. In 1942 the Japanese Imperial Navy attacked Trincomalee harbour and sunk three British warship anchored there.Show on map
Upaar LagoonUpaar Lagoon is an estuarine lagoon in Batticaloa District, eastern Sri Lanka. The lagoon is fed by a number of small rivers. It is linked to the sea by a narrow channel to the south. The lagoon is surrounded by evergreen forest and scrubland. The land is used for subsistence fishing and some rice cultivation. The lagoon has extensive mangrove swamps and some sea grass beds. The lagoon attracts a wide variety of water birds.Show on map
Mountains, roads, land forms, forests and other objects in Eastern Province
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KallarawaKallarawa is a coastal village 35 miles (56 km) off Trincomalee in Eastern Sri Lanka. It happens to be on one of the strongest Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers) supply routes between the Eastern Province and north eastern areas, including Mullaitivu. Kallarawa was the site of the Kallarawa massacre on May 25, 1995 during the Eelam War III, and of the Battle of Kallarawa on March, 25 2008.Show on map
PadawalaPadawala is a village in Padiyathalawa DS division, Ampara District, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka. The geographical coordinates of Padawala are 7°29′N 81°14′E / 7.483°N 81.233°E.Show on map