South Coast

Sites and Attractions

Hummaniya blow hole

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

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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

Menik vihara is situated 2 km away from Tissamaharama and 1/2 km away from the Debarawewa Junction. This is said to have been built by…

  • Tissamaharama
Menik Vihara

Mulkirigala temple

Mulkirigala consists of a series of rock temples carved out of rock outcrop in the 2nd Century B.C. Mulkirigala Viharaya is a Buddhist temple complex…

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Mulkirigala temple

Rekawa turtle conservation project

Rekawa is one of the well-known places in the world for turtle conservation. Five species of marine turtles visit the shores to lay and nest…

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Rekawa turtle conservation project

Sandagiri Seya

Sandagiri Seya can be seen about a mile (1.6 km) away from Tissawewa, in close proximity to Tissamaharama vihara. It is regarded as one of…

  • Tissamaharama
Sandagiri Seya

Tissamaharama Vihara

Tissamaharama Vihara takes pride of place among all the Buddhist places of worship in Ruhuna. Mahawamsa states that it was built by King Kawantissa. It…

  • Tissamaharama
Tissamaharama Vihara

Wewurukannala temple

The Wewurukannala temple - is dominated by an image of a seated Buddha. It is 150ft high, one of the largest Buddha statues in Sri…

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Wewurukannala temple

Yattala Vihara

Yattala vihara is located by the main road between Debarawewa and Tissamaharama. It is said that this was built by "Yuwa Raja" (Deputy King) Mahanaga,…

  • Tissamaharama
Yattala Vihara
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