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Ratnapura is in Sabaragamuwa.


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Road through Udawalawe National Park, near Ratnapura
  • Adam's Peak. 2243 metres high.
  • Kitulgala. Nearby village on the Kelani River where The Bridge on the River Kwai was filmed.
  • Sinharaja Forest Reserve. A national park and a biodiversity hotspot which has been designated a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
  • Udawalawe National Park.


  • Bopath Ella (turn left at Higgassena close to Kuruwita from the main Colombo - Ratnapura road go about 2 km). A pair of waterfalls which attract visitors from all over the country. You are allowed to bathe in this waterfall, but be warned that flash floods may appear in a matter of minutes.
  • Katugas Ella, Mahawalawatta (3 km from town). A popular water fall among locals.
  • Kirindi Ella, Pelmadulla Main road - Pelmadulla (4 km away from Ratnapura). The seventh highest waterfall in Sri Lanka.
  • Rajanawa (next to Ratnapura Kalawana main road in Marapana village). This beautiful seenary been captured in few famous Sinhala films.




Local specialties include a type of palm candy.




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