Hambantota - හම්බන්තොට

Hambantota is a rural town in southern coastal area of Sri Lanka. It is also the capital of the Hambantota District in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka. Hambantota is the electoral district of current president of Sri Lanka. Hambantota is famous for its salt flats and intensely hot arid zone climate. With sweeping sandy beaches on the side, it is also a convenient base for exploring the nearby Bundala National Park, Yala National Park and the temples at Kataragama. In the past, Hambantota was a sleepy old sea-side village reminiscent of those grand old days of Leonard Woolf, who was the Assistant Government Agent-Hambantota (1908-11). He was a literary scholar being the author of the fascinating novel - 'The Village in the Jungle', that gives a vivid description of old Hambantota district which was plagued then with Malaria, poverty, and how British used the jungles of Hambantota as their famous hunting grounds. His printed diaries (1908-11), are filled with authentic records of the life and times of the hardships of those starving but grief stricken chena (slash and burn agriculture) cultivators. (Distance From Colombo : 229 km)

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Shangri-La’s Hambantota
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