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 sluice discovered during excavations made to build a new sluice in 1981.
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.