Places to visit in the southern part of Sri
Devinuwara Upulwan Devalaya
Devinuwara Upulwan devalaya is situated in south of sri lanka close to matara city. The annual feature of the devala is the esala perahera. The procession begins of the stone doorway which comprise the Makara Thorana and proceed along Hadagala main road,Sinhasana road,Ampitiya road,light house road,passing kiralawella junction through Tangall road back to Hadagala and return to the devala. People have lot of faith in this devale and never fail to visit this devale when proceeding to kataragama and this is a popular place of worship.
Two thousand years ago this southern most point of the island was place of exceeding sanctity known as Dondra, the City of Gods. A magnificent temple to Vishnu have existed more than seventh century. There is still remain two hundred granie columns which formed part of the building . Protuges commander de attack to this place and completely destroyed and stolen jewelry gems and ivory precious armaments.