Planning your next vacation and in search of hotels in Sri Lanka? Kataragama is an ideal choice because of its close proximity to the quaint fishing village of Kirinda, which offers stunning pristine beaches, picturesque views and a rich history. Kirinda lighthouse is one of the main attractions in the village which is also well known as Great Basses Reef lighthouse. It was built upon a natural reef which was began building during 1856.Location not only known because of the lighthouse but also for number of shipwrecks been recorded during 18th century.
Kirinda temple which was built in memory of the Queen of Kavan Tissa (Queen Viharamahadevi), who ruled the Southern region from his capital Magama.It is believed that the sacrificed Young princess was landed in the area who became Queen of Kavan Tissa and mother for Warrior king Dutugemunu.