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Brifly Introduction of Southern Province

The Southern Province of Sri Lanka is one of the nine provinces of Sri Lanka, the first level administrative division of the country. The provinces have existed since the 19th century but did not have any legal status until 1987 when the 13th Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka established provincial councils.[3][4] It is the 7th largest province by area and is home to 2.5 million people, the 3rd most populated province. The province is bordered by Sabaragamuwa Province and Uva Province to the North, Eastern Province to the Northeast, Western Province to the Northwest and the Indian Ocean to the South, West and East. The Province's capital is Galle.The Southern Province is a geographic area consisting of the districts of Galle, Matara and Hambantota. Subsistence farming and fishing is the main source of income for the vast majority of the people of this region.

Southern Province Official Flag, Flower & Theme song

Southern Province Official Flag

Flag of Southern Province, Sri Lanka. A lion in the center holding a sword on a maroon background, surrounded by a yellow border and bo leaves to the corners. The flag also depicts the Sun and the Moon either side of the lion. The flag of Southern Province, was adopted for the Southern Province of Sri Lanka in 1987.

Southern Province Flower

The Heen Bovitiya plant belongs to the Osbeckia genus of the Melastomataceae family. It is endemic to Sri Lanka and can be commonly observed in dry mountainous regions of Sri Lanka. Pinkish-purple flowers are stalked and consist of five petals. Only a few flowers bloom on a single sprig while they appear loosely clustered.

Southern Province Theme Song

This is Southern province official song.

Historical, Famouse & eye catching places

Galle Fort

Galle Fort, in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards.

Veherahena Temple

Well-known temple on three acres featuring a huge statue of Buddha & tunnels filled with paintings.

Matara Bodiya

Matara Bodhiya is a sacred fig tree in Matara, Sri Lanka. Its origin can be traced back to a tragic story centred on King Kumara Dharmasena or Kumaradhatusena son of King Kasyapa of Sigiriya (512-522 AD) and his closet friend, Kalidasa, a famous dramatist and poet.

Doovili Ella Falls

Doovili Ella Falls or Duvili Ella or Walawe Ganga East Falls is a waterfall in Galle District, Sri Lanka. It is located in Kosmulla village, which is about 4 km (2.5 mi) away from Neluwa.The height of the waterfalls is about 40 m (130 ft).The name 'Duwili' is derived from the Sinhalese for dust, which describes the spray emanating from the waterfall.

Blow Hole

Hummanaya Blowhole is the only known blowhole in Sri Lanka and it is considered to be the second largest blowhole in the world. Hummanaya refers to the noise, "hoo", that can be heard a distance away when the blowhole is active. .


Ussangoda is a place of natural beauty and a designated archaeological site, situated near Ambalantota – Nonagama Junction in Hambantota District of Sri Lanka. It is also a nature reserve and is located in the southern turtle breeding zones. Ussangoda is a patch of high ground by the sea and spreads over a significant area.

Singharaja Forest

Sinharaja Forest Reserve is a forest reserve and a biodiversity hotspot in Sri Lanka. It is of international significance and has been designated a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Hot Spring

Madunagala Hot Water Springs lie amoung vast paddyfields between Sooriyawewa and Ridiyagama, Today this hot water well is one of the most popular destinations for the pilgrims to the South. The spring was first recorded by Leonard Woolf, .

Dry Zone Botonical Garden

Mirijjawila Botanical Garden is one of the five botanical gardens in Sri Lanka. The other botanical gardens are Peradeniya Botanical Garden, Hakgala Botanical Garden, Henarathgoda Botanical Garden and Seetawaka Botanical Garden.

Beatiful Costal Area

The southern coastal belt is littered throughout its length with famous beach locations and many activities which can be engaged in. Famous Locations along the southwestern and southern belt: Bentotoa, Hikkaduwa, Galle, Weligama, Mirissa, Tangalle and Yala.

Paravi Island

Matara Paravi Dupatha / Matara Pigeon Island / මාතර පරෙවි දුපත. The island of Sri Lanka is a mystical land with a history that is mysterious and laden with ancient wonders.

Dondra Light House

Dondra Head Lighthouse is a lighthouse located on Dondra Head, Dondra, the southernmost point in Sri Lanka and is Sri Lanka's tallest lighthouse, and also one of the tallest in South East Asia. Dondra Head lighthouse is operated and maintained by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority..