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Kumana National Park
Kumana is well known for its wildlife and more so for its migratory and indigenous bird population .Sightings of changeable hawk eagles,painted and rare black necked storks, Egrets , Godwits , Peacocks and many more are possible by the many lagoons, and reflected in eyes of curious , watering holes like the Kumana villu swamp ,and in pockets of lush foliage .Kumana is situated in the Eastern district of Ampara and is 12Km South of Arugam Bay .
Pottuvill Lagoon is located 4 Km from Arugam Bay with a view of Whisky point and Pottuvill point . Lagoon Over 200 acres in size, and inside the lagoon is a small ,beautiful Island .The lagoon is surrounded by mangrove forests that are home to an abundance of wildlife .During the canoe tour through Pottuvill lagoon you will experience the serenity and beauty of a mangrove ecosystem which includes. Now you can visit all this places from Dream Garden Resort, less then five minutes walk .
Serenity and wilderness envelope the Kudumbigala monastery complex that nestles amongst a range of rocks about two hours away from Arugam Bay ,built in 246 BC, during the time of King Devanandapiyatissa ,it was established as a refuge for Buddhist monk who wanted to spend time away from secular life.Since monks use this haven for meditation even today ,visitors are required to dress appropriately and re-frain froom causing disturbance.