Tissamaharamaya  in Hambantota   District  in  the  southern  province  is  the  centre  of  variety  of  important  and  magnificent  places  in  Sri Lanka. The  city  is surrounded  by  chains  of  mountains such  as  Kataragama  “Wedihiti  Kanda”  Ranminithenna , Beraligala  and Sandhagirigala. Further  Sandhagiri  stupa , Tissamaharamaya  stupa.  Yatala  and  Menikwehera  add  pre-historical  value  to this  ancient  area. Tissamaharamaya  the  city  with  endemic  beautified  by  gifts  of  nature  and nature  and  nature  friendly  activities  of  man  too.  “Weerawila  tank”  nourished  by  Udawalawa  and  Lunugamwehera  resourvouirs  Pannegamuwa tank,  Tissa tank,  Yodha tank , Debarawewa tank  and  silent  flow  of  sqcred  “Menik”  river  and  Kirindioya  add  colour  to  the  city.

Historical  Kirindha  scenery  1st,  2nd , 3rd  parts of  Yala  National  park  with  boundaries  to the  coastal  belt  “Sithulpawwa”  on  the  other  side ,  Tele cinema  village,  Holy Kataragama , Sella Kataragama, Kiriwehera,  bird  sanctuary ,  botanical  garden ,  hot water  springs  in  Madunagala  are  in  the belt  of  Tissamaharamaya.

This  glamorous  area  is  popular  among  both  locals  and  foreigners  due  to  agriculture,  dairy  products,  fertile  fishing  industry,  potter ,  gold industry,  etc.

The  city is  located  276km  far  from  Colombo  the  commercial  capital  of  Sri Lanka  and  10  above  from  the  ordinary  sea level.

“Aeon  hotel”  is  home  to  attractive  Tissamaharamaya  blessed  with  Lord  Buddha and  worshipped  by  millions  of  Buddhists  in  and  out  the country.  Also  five  hundred  “Arhat  Bikkus”  ( Buddhist  monks  who  attained  ‘Nibbana’  have  lived  in  monasteries  inside  the  jungles  of   the  area.  The hotel  is equipped  with  all the  luxuries  and  comforts  including  the  following  benefits.

  • Developed road complex inter-connected with all the areas of the country
  • Day and night bus service (Normal to semi-luxury)
  • High way bus line.
  • Supermarkets


Mirijjawila Botanical Garden is one of the five botanical gardens in Sri Lanka. The other botanical gardens are Peradeniya Botanical Garden, Hakgala Botanical Garden, Henarathgoda Botanical Garden and Seetawaka Botanical Garden.

Purpose of the garden
  • Ex-situ conservation of dry and arid zone plants of Sri Lanka.
  • Dry zone landscape improvement.
  • Ecotourism promotion.
  • Providing knowledge and training on botany and floriculture.
  • Promoting medicinal herbs.
  • Studies on lesser known and under utilized plants in the dry zone.


Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. The park consists of five blocks, two of which are now open to the public, and also adjoining parks. The blocks have individual names such as, Ruhuna National Park and Kumana National Park or ‘Yala East’ for the adjoining area. It is situated in the southeast region of the country, and lies in Southern Province and Uva Province. The park covers 979 square kilometres (378 sq mi) and is located about 300 kilometres (190 mi) from Colombo. Yala was designated as a wildlife sanctuary in 1900, and, along with Wilpattu was one of the first two national parks in Sri Lanka, having been designated in 1938. The park is best known for its variety of wild animals. It is important for the conservation of Sri Lankan elephants, Sri Lankan leopards and aquatic birds.


Natural hot springs are located in three areas of Sri Lanka. Mahapelessa Hot spring (also known as Madunagala Hot Spring), lying in the deep south of the Hambantota district. The world over such hot springs were named as healing mineral thermal waters. The reason being that these thermal waters contain medicinal properties to cure ailments like skin eruptions and other rheumatic pains. Even our ancients, particularly the Buddhist monks living in ancient cave hermitages had made the best use of these healing hot springs for body and skin ailments.



Kumana National Park in Sri Lanka is renowned for its avi fauna, particularly its large flocks of migratory waterfowl and wading birds. The park is 391 kilo metres (243 mi) southeast of Colombo on Sri Lanka’s southeastern coast. Kumana is contiguous with Yala National Park. Kumana was formerly known as Yala East National Park, but changed to its present name in 5 September 2006.


Bundala National Park is an internationally important wintering ground for migratory water birds in Sri Lanka. Bundala harbors 197 species of birds, the highlight being the greater flamingo, which migrate in large flocks.Bundala was designated a wildlife sanctuary in 1969 and redesignated to a national park on 4 January 1993. In 1991 Bundala became the first wetland to be declared as a Ramsar site in Sri Lanka. In 2005 the national park was designated as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO, the fourth biosphere reserve in Sri Lanka.[ The national park is situated 245 kilometres (152 mi) southeast of Colombo.