Deep South Sri Lanka
is the tourism in Hambantota
district (area of 2,593 km˛) of which the coastal expanse stretches 151 km from Tangalle
Beach to Kumana Bird Sanctuary. Deep South Sri Lanka
is replete with fine Tropical Beaches, Cultural Attractions and Wildlife reserves: Kataragama
, the adobe of God Skanda, Tissmaharama ancient city, Sithulpawwa rock monastery, Mulkirigala rock temple and Kirinda Temple are the most visited cultural sites; Dikwella Beach, Tangalle Beach and Rekawa Beach are the most popular beaches; the wildlife reserves are Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary, Bundala National Park
, Kumana National Park
and Yala National Park
The prominent towns of Hambantota district include Tangalle, Beliatta, Ambalantota, Tissamaharama
ya and Kataragama.
Hambantota city located at a distance of 238km from Colombo
can be reached by Colombo-Galle-Matara-Tissamaharama main road.
Hambantota Development Zone, Deep South Sri Lanka
Hambantota Development Zone project launched with Chinese aid amounting to no less than six billion dollars includes a seaport, an airport, oil-refinery. It is expected to cost about US$1 billion and the Chinese are said to be financing more than 85% of the project. While the completion of the first phase of the project is scheduled to be completed in three years, the entire project will span not less than next 15 years.
The mega development project at Hambantota is target to convert the district into an air-sea transshipment hub Mattala International Airport, Hambantota 15 kilometers north of Hambantota, Hambatota harbor, Suriyawewa International Cricket
Stadium, Hambantota, an Administrative Complex, Star Hotels, oil refinery and other similar commercial initiatives.
Investment Zone, Hambantota, Deep South Sri Lanka
An Investment Zone of 2000 hectares surrounding the Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa free port is scheduled to be developed. Magampura is made a free port to attract the investors to the Investment Zone.
Matara-Hambantota-Kataragama new Railway
The construction of Matara
-Kataragama Railway Line running a distance of 114.5 km began on 5th April 2010 with Chinese aid at an estimated cost of USD366 m is scheduled to be completed by 2015. Following the launch of Hambantota Development Zone, it is now proposed to extend the Matara-Kataragama railway line to Hambantota.
Southern Expressway is proposed to be extended to Hambantota, Deep South Sri Lanka
The Southern Expressway running a distance of 126km from Kottawa to Matara via the southern cities of Panadura, Kalutara, Matugama, Bentota
, Ambalangoda and Galle
is scheduled to be opened in April 2011 is now proposed to be extended to Hambantota.
Accomodation in Deep South Sri Lanka
Hambantota: Peacock Beach Hotel, Oasis Ayurveda Beach Resort, Rest House, San Rose
Ambalantota: Nonagama Village
Kataragama: Mandara Rosen
Tangalla: Amanwella, Lansiya, Manahara Beach Cottage & Cabanas, Palm Paradise Cabanas, Tangalla Bay Hotel, The Colony, The Kadju House, The Last House
Tissamaharama: Tissa Inn Hotel, Governors Lodge Tissamaharama, Hibiscus Garden, Kadupul Safari Hotel, Yala
Safari Game Lodge, Wapi, Hotel Sun Sinda, Priyankara Hotel, My Village, Muhandiram Walauwa
Kirinda: Yala Village, Capitol Bungalow, Mahoora
Yala: Governors Camp Yala, Elephant Reach, Panthera Lodge, Margosa Holiday Bungalow, Tree Tops Jungle Lodge, Wila Safari Hotel Thippola, Tamarind Shade Holiday Bungalow, Aranya Resort
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