Ampara is mostly known for Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka’s best surf spot. During the colonial era Ampara was a resting ground for hunters, later with the Galoya scheme it transformed into one of the main rich cultivation regions of the island.
A high biodiversity park with about 32 species of mammals and 150 species of birds, it is the main catchment area for the Senanayaka Samudraya.
Heritage in Ampara
Ampara was an important area during the ancient times, many kings have built important religious monuments and monasteries in Ampara making it an important historical region to visit. Chronicles suggest that during his third visit to Sri Lanka Gautama Buddha visited Ampara.