Distance from Trinco – 135 km ( 2 hours 27 minutes)
Batticaloa Gate is a historical monument situated in Batticaloa. It was used as a port to connect Puliyanthivu Island with the mainland of Batticaloa. It is also believed to be the landing site of Rev. William Ault, who was the first Methodist missionary to Batticaloa, back in the year of 1814. A statue of the late Rev. can be seen near the Batticaloa Gate.
Getting to Batticaloa Gate
From Trinco take the Trincomalee Highway and go past Kinniya, Seruwawila, Kalkudah and Chenkaladi up until Batticaloa. At Batticaloa go down Bazaar Street passing the grave of Rev. William Ault and the Public Library of Batticaloa to find the Batticaloa Gate.