Sathurukondan Wetlands is located around 5 km from Batticaloa city on the Batticaloa-Valaichenai main road and falls within the Batticaloa urban limit adjacent to the lagoon. This site consists of mixed wetland habitats and extends to an area of 75 ha. The wetlands has a well-known reputation for its bird population and includes a number of rare species such as lesser adjutant Leptoptilus javanicus and spot-billed pelican Pelecanus philippensis. The lagoon also contains a small population of broad-snouted crocodile or 'mugger' (Crocodylus palustris) a species also in decline and classed as vulnerable by the World Conservation Department (IUCN).
The Sathurukondan site is locally noted for the wide variety and large numbers of water and wading birds that flock to the open water thus making it a visual spectacle of visitor interest all the year round.
As per some studies, 52 species of birds are identified at this sanctuary and Bird’s migration observed mainly during August –September.
So, it is an area with lot of biodiversity.