These are mostly places where the turtles once in a full moon lay there eggs in the sand. But often they are stolen by those people who love to eat them.
KOGGALA STILT FISHING
The southern beaches of Sri Lanka are the home of the famous stilt fishermen in Koggala, Weligama, and Ahangama. These stilts are given as a property from fathers to sons. Mostly sardines are caught with a fishing rod and lines with small hooks, where sometimes more than one fish is hanging on.
MARTIN WIKRAMASINGHE FOLK MUSEUM
The excellent Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum is inspired by the ideas of Martin Wickramasinghe, one of the most important Sinhalese writers of the twentieth century. A museum showcasing Sri Lanka's traditional culture was a dream of this cultural stalwart, though it wasn't realized until after his death. Wickramasinghe together with the giants of Sinhalese literary tradition of the era, Mr.W.A. Silva, Mr.Piyadasa Sirisena & Mr.Munidasa Kumaratunghe played an important role in asserting the values of the Sinhalese Buddhists at a time when the island was in danger of being swamped by European & Christian influences.The house of Wickramasinghe (the only house spared from demolition to make way for the air base during the Second World War) & the excellent Folk Museum are set in an attractive seven acre garden with labeled trees. The museum houses fascinating exhibits from traditional Sri Lankan life: everything from catching a fish to chasing off malicious spirits. The exhibits are interesting & well displayed, with information in English & Sinhalese.
KATALUVA PURVARAMA MAHA VIHARAYA
Around 5 km beyond Koggala lays one of the south's most absorbing temples, the Kataluwa Purvarama Mahavihara. The temple was built originally in the 13th century has some with late 19th century additions. The temple is renowned for its remarkable Kandyan-style paintings in the main shrine, dating from the late nineteenth century. The paintings of musicians, dancers and the European figures illustrating an interesting piece of social history. Some of the Jathake tales (episodes from the Buddha's series of 550 previous lives) scenes painted here are said to be 200 years old.