Weligama is a famous beach resort in the south of Sri Lanka
Weligama literally means 'Sandy Village'. The name is given because of its sandy sweep bay. Situated in Matara district at a distance of 143 km from Colombo, Weligama is a quiet fishing town, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Close to the shore there is an off shore islet known as Taprobane where a dream house of French Count de Maunay was built on. One can also see the famous stilt fishermen in Weligama.