Unawatuna, situated in the southwest side of Sri Lanka is a favourite holiday destination among everyone. The beach at Unawatuna is considered to be one of the safest beaches in Sri Lanka with the reef protecting it. The water is truly exquisite and displays the true turquoise blue of a perfect sea. Underwater expeditions among corals and school of fish can be arranged with activities such as windsurfing, snorkeling and scuba diving to truly make your visit a more special time. The mythology surrounding Unawatuna dates back to the Ramayana times.

The monkey-warrior, Hanuman was sent back to India to fetch four rare medicinal herbs from the Himalayas to heal Lakshman who was wounded trying to save Princess Sita, abducted by the Demon King Ravana. Hanuman, not being able to identify the herbs, lifted the entire part of the mountain where the herbs were supposed to grow and carried it to the battlefield trying to save Lakshman. A chunk fell down in the location of present day Unawatuna and the name villagers gave was ‘Una-watuna’ meaning ‘fell down’.


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Ruhunu Tourist Bureau (office)

Address:No.153B,S.H.Dahanayaka Mawatha, Galle , Sri Lanka
Telephone: +094 912224072
Fax: +094 912224075
E-mail: ruhunu.tourism@gmail.com
Website: www.visitruhuna.sp.gov.lk