For those who are thinking of traveling by bus/bicycle/motorbike along the East coast of Sri Lanka from Mulativu - Trincomallee - Batticoloa -Arugam Bay, the lagoon at Pulmuddai/Kokilai should not be a deterrent.
|Kokilai Lagoon, Kokilai. The other side of the lagoon is Pulmoddai|
If you are traveling in vehicles larger than a tuk-tuk there is detour (42 km ) around the Kokkilai Lagoon. It should be motorable even by a small car during the dry season. During the rainy season, as some sections of the road are gravel, small cars might not be able to go over potential mud holes.
For detailed instructions for detour by vehicle see