Before the Civil War, the beaches of Passekudah and Kalkudah along the East Coast of Sri Lanka were a huge draw for tourists. But the devastation during the war and the tsunami in 2004 scarred he landscape and visitors all but stopped coming here. However, the beaches are still considered to be attractive spots with white sand, clear blue water and fishing boats in the bay.
The shallow waters of the Passekudah Bay are popular with families. In recent years, efforts have been made to develop the infrastructure at the beaches, especially at Passekudah, which is now home to the superb Mallu Mallu beach resort. Due to the developmental work in progress, visitors may be confronted with building activity here instead of peace and quiet.
The Beach, by contrast, is a relatively unspoiled stretch of golden sand packed by palms. Be aware that the sea at Kalkudah is deeper and can be rough at times. more