The lighthouse at Muhathuwaram is one of the most popular attractions of Batticaloa, located around 5km from Batticaloa town. The 28 meter tall lighthouse was built in 1913 by the British.The lighthouse is surrounded by coconut trees on one side and a beautiful lagoon on the other. An environmental learning center, a children's park, and the Palmyra development board are located within the lighthouse's vicinity.
Activities in and around the light house;
- Boat rides operated by the Palameenmadu Sports Club
- Visit the environmental Learning Center library and lagoon viewing hall, souvenir shop.
- Visit the picnic hut, bird viewing tower and the children's park at the echo park