Historic sites | Unawatuna Beach
Known to be the landing place of a legendary person connected with the southern drumming and devil dancers of southren srilanka this shrine is worshipped by all and believed to have divine powers. one such proof was at the time of the tsunami in 2006 while the buildings on the shore were damaged beyond repair this shrine which is on top of rocky isle ( the wave would definitely have travelled over the shrine by the height it arrived at the beach,) near the beach did not suffer any significant damage.
At kokgala a nearby town is a museum which houses many an ancient items including a view to the items and life during the colonial era in srilanka. you would be able to see horse ridden carriages along with an “elephant carriage” which was used at the time. mr. martin wickremasinghe a srilankan folk novelist has wriiten many childrens books including a trip to an island in the nearby river by a local boy and how he and a friend lived in it like a local robinson crusoe. the island which is real still could be visited by boat and is known as the “madol duwa.”