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A list that might be useful
PREPARED BY PROFESSOR SP SAMARAKOON
DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY UNIVERSITY OF RUHUNA MATARA

http://muthu.ruh.ac.lk/~spsamara/Ecotourism%20Southern%20Region%20Sri%20Lanka.htm
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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2011, 09:15:19 AM »

What a comprehensive list Rish! Thanks for posting the link. Adding the list of places below in case if the original link above goes dead at some point



ECOTOURISM SOUTHERN REGION SRI LANKA
PREPARED BY PROFESSOR SP SAMARAKOON
DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY UNIVERSITY OF RUHUNA MATARA
 
The list was prepared after extensive visits made throughout the Southern Region of Sri Lanka, which comprises the administrative districts of Galle, Matara, Hambantota, Ratnapura and Monaragala.
 
Places of interest in the Southern Region are listed under main towns (in block letters)
 
BENTOTA
1.        National Holiday Resort
2.        Dedduwa Lake Resort
3.        Galapatha Viharaya
4.        River Safari, Excursion up to Lath Pandura and Elpitiya
5.        Mangroves
6.        Bentota-Induruwa Culture
 
KOSGODA
1.        Kosgoda Turtle Hatcheries
 
BALAPITIYA
1.        Madu Ganga Islands, Temple and Bo-tree,
Mangroves, Cinnamon cultivation, Culture and traditions
2.        Fisheries
3.        Culture
 
AMBALANGODA
1.        Ambalangoda Lake area
2.        Pelwatte Lake
3.        Land Area around Seenigama/Kahawa (almost below sea level!),
mangroves and coral mines
4.        Batapola (basket industry?)
 
HIKKADUWA
1.        Seenigama Devalaya
2.        Totagamuwa Rajamaha Viharaya
3.        Hikkaduwa Beach Resort
4.        Polgasduwa Hermitage
 
BADDEGAMA
1.        Culture and traditions

HINIDUMA
1. Andahelena Water

GALLE
1.        Ginganga Project
2.        Ginganga excursion
3.        Gintota
4.        Gin Ganga Estuaries and associated Mangroves
5.        Municipal Park and Butterfly Bridge
6.        Welle-Devalaya and Mangrove Trees (Koontalang trees)
7.        Rumassala old� Pseudo Light House
8.        Rumassala Palu Trees
9.        Rumassala Sri Pada (Adam's Peak) View
10.     Rumassala Corals
11.     Rumassala Medicinal Plants
12.     Magalle Mangroves and the Canal Lagoon
13.     Muslim Culture in the Fort
14.     Gold and Silver Smith Industry
15.     Sunken ships
16.     Unawatuna Beach Area
17.     Unwatuna Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya
18.     Unawatuna Hirugal Devalaya
19.     Hiniduma Kalvari Kanda and teh Church
20.     Yatalawatte Wel Palama
21.     Wakwwella Birds Island
22.     Kottawa Forest
23.     Yakkala Mulla Swimming Pool, Dutugamunu Viharaya
24.     Maha Modara Kovila Godella
25.     Kanneliya Forest Researve
 
KOGGALA
1.        Koggala Free Trade Zone
2.        Madol Duwa Koggala Lake Tour
3.        Koggala Mangroves
 
AHANGAMA
1.        Traditional Fishing Techniques
2.        Culture and traditions

WELIGAMA
1.        Weligama Bay Area
2.        Kustarajagala
3.        Denipitiye Fig Tree
4.        Historic Temples
5.        Pottery
6.        Fisheries
7.        Mirissa Traditional Culture, Mask making and rituals
8.        Mirissa Fisheries
9.        Capturing of Ornamental Fish within the Coral Ecosystem
10.     Biralu Lace Industry (Cottage Industry)
11.     Batik Industry
 
MATARA
1.        Star Fort and Fort
2.        Polhena Beach Resort
3.        Cultural Centre
4.        Historic Church
5.        Historic Mosque
6.        Buddhist Temples and Educational Institutes ( Piruvenas)
7.        Nilvala River Excusion
8.        Nilwala Project
9.        Kirala Kele Mangroves
10.     Matara Culture
11.     Nupe Dutch Buildings
12.     Matara Beach Park
13.     Meddewatte Drhrmayathanya (Buddhist Centre)
14.     Browns Hill and Bungalows
15.     Pottery
16.     Ruhunu Sevaya Radio Service
17.     Ruhuna University Campus, Bird Park, Buddha Statue,
18.     Kekanadura Rain-forest Reserve, Lake and the Hermitage (about 6 km from the town)
19.     Matara District Forests (Dandeniya Aparekka, Kirinda Mahayaya, Masmulla, Wilpita, Panil-Kanda, Vihara-kele, Welihena, Diyadawa,

Mulatiyana, Beraliya
20.     Devinuwara-devalaya, Lighthouse, Galgane Rock House, The tallest Mile Post (103) of Sri Lanka, Kiralawella Ancient "Bali" Tradition, Oth-Pilima Vihara, Fisheries Harbour in the Purana Wella, Southernmost end of Sri Lanka
21.     Weherahena Raja Maha Vihara
22.     Cashew Girls at Kapugama
 
DIKWELLA
1.        Hummana Blow Hole
2.        Wewurukannala Raja Maha Vihara
3.        Munidasa Kumaratunga's Residence
 
TANGALLE
1.        Tangalle Bay, Algae, Bay Hotel
2.        Goyambokka Bay and associated corals and algae
3.        Fisheries
4.        Culture
5.        Temples
6.        Church
7.        Rekawa Lagoon,
8.        Rekawa Mangroves
9.        Rekaawa Beach
10.     Rekawa Beach Natural Turtle Hatcheries and Nesting Fields
11.     Ussangoda
 
WEERAKETIYA
1.        Weeraketiya Wewa
2.        Kirama Oya (Stream)
3.        Mulkirigala Vihara (Temple)
4.        Katuwana Portuguese Fortress
5.        Middeniya Farm
6.        Saputhantrhi-Kanda Waterfall / landslide areas
 
AMBALANTOTA
1.        Bata-Atha Farm
2.        Angunukola Pelessa Farm
3.        Ridiyagama Wewa and Farm
4.        Thala (Gingelly) cultivation
5.        Walawe Ganga Suriya Wewa
6.        Hot-springs at Madunagala Forest Monastry
 
HAMBANTOTA
1.        Xerophytes
2.        Salterns
3.        Fisheries Harbour
4.        Godawaya Ancient Harbour
5.        Presence of Large Sharks in the sea near by
6.        Muruthawewla Reservoir
7.        Palmyra Trees
8.        Coral Reef around Great Basess
9.        Curd Production
10.     Weligaththa Tissue Culture Research Centre
11.     Badagiriya Wewa
 
 
TISSAMAHARAMA
1.        Weerawila Tank (Wewa)
2.        Debarawewa Tank
3.        Tissa Tank (Wewa)
4.        Yodhawewa Tank
5.        Panne Gamuwa Tank (Wewa)
6.        Ancient Buddhist Temples and Ruins
7.        Bundala National Park
8.        Kirinda Harbour (scenic place)
9.        Kirinda Viharaya (Temple)
 
YALA NATIONAL PARK COMPLEX
1.        Yala National Park Blocks I-V
2.        Pelessa and Pitiya Grasslands
3.        Kataragama Ancient temples
4.        Kataragama Wedihitikanda (mountains with medicinal plants)
5.        Sella-Kataragama Ancient temples
6.        Galge Rock
7.        Lunugamvehera Reservoir
8.        Kirinda Oya Anicut
9.        Weerawila Reservoir/Tank
10.     Weerawila Farm
 
MONERAGALA
1.        Wellawaya Buduruwagala Buddhist Statue/ temples
2.        Ella Wellawaya Road Randeni Wela
3.        Buttala University Campus
4.        Buttala Forests and mountains
5.        Pelawatta Sugar Factory
6.        Okkampitiya Gem Mines
7.        Maligawila Buddhist Statue
8.        Moneragala Mountains and Forests (Intermediate Zone)
9.        Bibila Nil-gala (Blue stone) Forest, Nil-gala Oya (stream)
10.     Siyambalnduwa
11.     Pallewela Forest and ancient ruins, Govindu-hela mountain (1842ft Westminster Abbey of Sri Lanka)
12.     Buddama Forest
10.     Senanayake Samudra (Tank)
11.     Sri Lanka Aboriginal people (Veddha Culture)
 
UDAWALAWA
1.        Udawalawa National Park
2.        Udawalawa Tank
3.        Ambilipitiya Chandrika Wewa Tank
4.        Walawe Ganga (River) Valley
5.        Sugar Plantations
6.        Timbolketiya Ancient Temples
7.        Dematagala Raja Maha Viharaya (Temples)
8.        Ancient Ruins
9.        Udawalawa Elephant Orphanage
10.     Uggaltota Area
11.     Maduwanwala Walauwa (Ancient chieftain's manson)
 
 
 
 
 
BALANGODA
1.        Samanala Wewa (Tank) Project
2.        Sabaragamuwa University Campus
3.        Belihul Oya (Stream) Rest House
4.        Mahawalatenna plains
 
RATHNAPURA
1.        Gem Museum
2.        Gem Pits
3.        Kaluganga (River)
4.        Maha Saman Devalaya (Temple)
5.        Kahawatta Gems
6.        Bopath Ella (Waterfall)
 
SINHARAJA RAINFOREST COMPLEX
1.        Galle-Hiniduma-Neluwa Road to Sinharaja
2.        Kalutara-Kalawana-Weddagala Road to Sinharaja
3.        Rathnapura-Kalawana-Weddagala Road to Sinharaja
4.        Udawalawa-Godakawela-Suriyakanda Road to Sinharaja
5.        Matara-Deniyaya Road to Sinharaja
6.        Duoli Ella Water Fall
7.        Brahmana Ella Water Fall
8.        Sathmala Ella water fall
9.        Attamala Ella water Fall
10.     Sinharaja Rain Forest
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2012, 10:18:36 PM »

Its realy valuable, thx rish...
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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2012, 09:53:02 PM »

Hello Chandika

It's a great work. Thank you very much and also thank you Prof. Samarakoon

Lot of places there I never hear

Thanks again
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2012, 04:17:24 AM »

It is really valuable, thanks for both prof. and Rish.  Smiley
Few more attractions as I remember;

Balangoda

5. Hiri Katu Oya Stream, Education & Information center, Camp site
6. Doovili Ella - Kalthota
7. Dethanagala
8. Several water falls like Galagama Falls
9. Views of Bogawanthalawa & Rassagala areas

Rathnapura
7. National Museum of Ratnapura (in the famous Ehelepola Walawwa)
8. Kirindi Ella - Pelmadulla
9. Dehena Ella
10. Katugas Ella
11. Alupola Ella
12. Beruwatte Falls
13. Poth Gul Viharaya
14. Rath Ganga temple

I think Ashan can add more....

BR,
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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2012, 09:39:17 PM »

Its so nice to join with Lakdasun. Thanx for sharing informations of sothern region with us. How beautiful our Sri Lanka is Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2013, 12:18:44 AM »

AMBALANTOTA : Ramba viharaya
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