Ampara is a district situated in the south east of Sri Lanka, bounded by Polonnaruwa and Batticaloa districts from the north, Hambantota district from the south, Matale and Badulla districts from northwest, and by the Moneragala district from the southeast and west. The district and its population were very much affected by the civil war. The district has now gained momentum within the tourism sector due to its unique natural beauty being wrapped in an abundance of paddy fields and ancient historical sites.
Ampara is a region that has several renowned ancient sites that bear historical importance within ancient Sri Lanka. Historically and culturally significant attractions in Ampara include Deeghawapi Raja Maha Viharaya, Rajagala, Buddhangala Raja Maha Viharaya, Piyangala Forest Hermitage, and Henannegala.
The region is also abundant in natural beauty that consist of hiking mountains, caves, reservoirs, and many more. Some of the popular nature and sightseeing areas in Ampara include Wadinagala Kanda, Maha Oya Hot Water Springs, Senanayaka Samudraya, Pallan Hela, and Gal Oya National Park.
Ampara is a district that you must visit if you want to experience nature at its best mixed with the rich history and culture of ancient and modern Sri Lanka.