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. 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.
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.
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.
This is Southern province official song.
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.
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.