Date trees adorn the Kattankudi town in Batticaloa. These trees are full of dates.
The Kattankudi town within the Batticaloa District gives a glimpse of a city in the Middle East. 70 date trees have been planted on either side of the road within the town within a distance of two kilometers. The trees are now abundant with dates. Reports said that the people are visiting the Kattankudi town to have a glimpse of this eye catching scene. The Project is the brainchild of Minister M.L.A.M. Hisbullah and Kattankudi Urban Council Chairman .H.M. Aswer. Minister Salinda Dissanayake who was on a recent official tour of the Batticaloa District also viewed these trees.