Distance from Mirissa – 13.0 km (24 minutes)
The Shrine of Our Lady of Matara is a Roman Catholic church situated in Matara. This Roman Catholic church is devoted to the Virgin Mary. A statue of Virgin Mary holding baby Jesus can be seen at the church which is claimed to be about 400 years old. The church and this statue were damaged by the devastating Tsunami which affected the coastal areas of Sri Lanka in 2004. The Shrine of Our Lady of Matara celebrated its centenary year in 2007.
Getting to The Shrine of Our Lady of Matara
From Mirissa travel approximately 13 km along the Matara Road passing Weligama up to Matara to reach the The Shrine of Our Lady of Matara.