Distance from Kalpitiya – 46.5 km (58 minutes)
St. Mary’s Church is situated along the Puttalam-Anuradhapura Road in Puttalam. The church is believed to have been built in 1830 A.D. It is a popular church of the area which includes monuments such as the Chapel, Official Residence of the Church Pastor, Image of St. Mary and the Belfry. Catholics from near and far come to visit this church which they consider as a sacred site.
Getting to St. Mary’s Church
From Kalpitiya travel along the Palavi-Kalpitiya Road passing Etalai, Norochcholai and Palaviya up to Puttalam to reach the St. Mary’s Church which is situated along the Puttalam-Anuradhapura Road in Puttalam.