Ampara, one of the busiest cities in Eastern Sri Lanka is full of government employees and agri-businessmen. Today’s agricultural hub was Sri Lanka’s first written kingdom known as Digamadulla ruled by King Kavantissa.
Left for forestation the town was reestablished with new Galoya Scheme human settlements by late Prime Minister D.S Senanayake during 1949 in addition to the workers involved in building Inginiyagala dam. There after Ampara has been functioning as the administrative hub for Galloya Valley’s vital functions.
Animal sanctuaries beaches and elephants are the city’s main tourist attractions. Few ancient Buddhist temples may attract local tourists.
With such a good history and prosperity one thing it lacks is proper education. I will continue with it in my next post. Until then take care.