Hambantota is the primary town in Hambantota District, Southern Province, Sri Lanka. This immature zone was hit hard by the 2004 Indian Ocean wave and is experiencing ious significant advancement ventures including the development of another ocean port and universal airplane terminal completed in 2013. These activities and others, for example, Hambantota Cricket Stadium are said to frame some portion of the administration's intend to change Hambantota into the second major urban center of Sri Lanka, far from Colombo.
At the point when the Kingdom of Ruhuna was set up it got numerous explorers and dealers from Siam, China and Indonesia who looked for safe haven in the regular harbor at Godawaya, Ambalantota. The boats or extensive water crafts these brokers went in were classified "Sampans" and "thota" implies port or jetty so the port where sampans stay came to be known as "Sampantota" or, in other words as Godawaya. After some time the zone progressed toward becoming to be classified "Hambantota".