Koggala is a little seaside town located at the edge of a tidal pond or lagoon on the south beach front belt of Sri Lanka. It is situated in Galle District, which is the Southern Province of Sri Lanka. Koggala is bounded by a reef on one side and the other by a large lake known as the Koggala Lake into which the various tributaries of the Koggala oya deplete. It is roughly arranged 139 KM south of Colombo and at height of 3 meters above ocean level.
Koggala has one of the longest shorelines in Sri Lanka and is situated in close proximity to resort of Unawatuna. Koggala is generally uncluttered as a tourist location and mostly unexplored. It is likewise the origin of noted Sri Lankan creator Martin Wickramasinghe and there is a historical centre named after him as the Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Art Museum devoted to his crafts and well known traditions in the town.
Around 5 kilometer east of Koggala is the Kataluva Purvarama Maha Viharaya temple, which was initially built in the thirteenth century and has some late nineteenth century increments. The temple is eminent for its Kandyan-style works of art in the principle place of worship, dating from the late nineteenth century. The artworks of artists, artists and European figures represent an intriguing bit of social history. A portion of the Jatake stories are painted here, and purportedly are 200 years of age. There are likewise some cameo-style works of art of Queen Victoria and the Queen Mother, done in appreciation of Queen Victoria's part in guaranteeing the free routine with regards to Buddhism sketched out in the Kandyan capitulation of Lanka in 1815.
The region is likewise well known for its unmistakable stilt anglers or fisherman, who erect a solitary post in the chest-deep water on the shoreline, only couple of meters seaward, where they stand on a cross bar and utilizing bamboo angling bars cast their lines out past the surf break to get little fish.
Koggala specifically is a prime ocean turtle incubation centre and settling site for turtles and there is also a conservatory to shield the jeopardized species from getting hurt and is run by neighborhood individuals with the assistance of global volunteers.
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