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Weligama is a town in the southern province of Sri Lanka, located in the Matara district. The name ‘Weligama’ translates to ‘sandy village.’ It is situated approximately 144 km (89 miles) south of Colombo. Once a peaceful fishing village, Weligama has gained popularity and transformed into a renowned tourist destination, earning a spot among the world’s best surfing locations. It is also famous for its coastline, characterized by sandy beaches ideal for activities such as surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, and coral watching. Weligama is home to a diverse range of marine life species, including Blue Whales, Whale Sharks, Manta Rays, Stingrays, Angelfish, Parrot fish, and many more. Another notable tourist attraction in Weligama is the Kushtarajagala statue, situated on the old main road, just 12 kilometers away from Matara town.

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Weligama is famous for its coastline. Weligama refers to “sandy village”. It is a two-kilometer-long shallow sandy beach which makes it the perfect location for surfing, snorkeling and coral watching.

You can easily get to Weligama from road, airplane, expressway and train.

It lies approximately 144 kilometers (89 miles) at the south of the capital city, Colombo.

To experience Weligama’s amazing surf season, make sure to travel during the period of November to April.

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