The history speaks of a temple at Ratnapura area since the time of king Dutugemunu of Anuradhapura Kingdom, But the recent history starts from Dambadeniya period.A court Minister called Aryakamadeva had come over to Ratnapura to make a vow for gemming.
Batadombalena is a site of archeological interest in Sri Lanka. It is only a two hour drive away from the heart of Colombo, Sri Lankas capital. The site is hidden deep inside foliage and natural formations that it becomes quite difficult to spot.
National Museum of Ratnapura is one of the national museums of Sri Lanka situated in Ratnapura. Opened on the 13th of May 1988, this museum building is also called “Ehelepola Walauwa” as it belonged to a courtier of the Kandyan Kingdom, Ehelepola Nilame.
Angurukaramulla Temple Also known as Bodhirajarama Maha Viharaya, this place of worship for Hindus and Buddhists alike dates back over three centuries. It is famous for its Buddha Statue that is visible from afar, which is over 6m in height.
Negombo Lagoon is a large lagoon in south-west Sri Lanka with several small rivers and canals, with the Indian Ocean towards the north. The water body is full of numerous varieties of fish, crabs and lobsters that make it an excellent location for fishers.
Among future attractions to the park are a purpose-built Gem Museum chronicling the history of Gem mining and the importance of precious stones through Sri Lanka’s history, a unique butterfly and insect habitant and a Wave Pool to add to the rich experience of this theme Park.
Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project is on the west coast, and this project aims to protect and rescue sea turtles as well as make sure that the eggs hatch safely without any interference from predators.