South Coast

Sites and Attractions

Sandagiri seya

A reference to the Sandagiri seya found in an ancient folk verse suggests that a collosal Buddhist mansion had been constructed within the premises of…

  • Tissamaharama
Sandagiri seya

Tissamaharama Vihara

In excavations carried out in the Hambantota district in 1960, the Kirinda rock inscription which was found, inscribes that the left tooth of Lord Buddha…

  • Tissamaharama
Tissamaharama Vihara

Wewurukannala temple

Wewurukannala Vihara consists of three separate parts. The first part of the temple is almost 250 years old. The next is of great significance. If…

  • Tangalla
Wewurukannala temple

Yattala Vihara

But recent archaeological excavations carried out at this place have led historians to reject this idea, that it was Yattala vihara and to believe that…

  • Tissamaharama
Yattala Vihara

Rekawa turtle conservation project

Former poachers as well as the locals of the village have been made tour guides and professional turtle-watchers. The process does take expertise. The massive…

  • Tangalla
Rekawa turtle conservation project

Mulkirigala temple

The various cave temples contain fine murals of historical importance, which have been created during different periods of Sri Lankan history. In some of the…

  • Tangalla
Mulkirigala temple

Hummaniya blow hole

The world famous Hummaniya blow hole is located at Kudawella (8km from Dikwella) and is another drawcard for visitors to down South. If you go…

  • Tangalla
Hummaniya blow hole

Kustaraja Gala

From the Weligama restaurant junction nearly 440 yards (the area is called Walligama) there is a sculpture which is popularly known as the Kustaraja gala.…

  • Weligama
Kustaraja Gala

Menik Vihara

Not far away from the vihara one could find the stone pillar which tied the tusker, which belonged to Kin* Dutugemunu. This pillar is about…

  • Tissamaharama
Menik Vihara

Godavaya Port and Temple

To witness this ancient site one has to travel through Matara – Katharagama Road up to Dehigahalanda Junction in the Hambantota district within the division…

  • Hambantota
Godavaya Port and Temple