Weligama is a town on the south shoreline of Sri Lanka, situated in Matara District, Southern Province, Sri Lanka, represented by a Urban Council. The name Weligama, actually signifies "sandy town" which alludes to the territory's sandy range narrows. It is around 144 kilometers 89 mi south of Colombo and is arranged at a rise of 9 meters 30 ft over the ocean level. The fundamental ventures are tourism and angling.
Weligama is a mainstream traveler goal and hosts a few boutique lodgings including a seaward islet known as Taprobane, which houses an estate built by the French Count de Mauny, and is as of now possessed by Geoffrey Dobbs. It was the origination of the researcher priest Weligama Sri Sumangala. Weligama was altogether influenced by the tidal wave caused by the 2004 Indian Ocean quake, with 15% of the region devastated, with more than 2,200 houses harmed or washed away, and 469 detailed passings.
There are ious locales of chronicled significance inside Weligama and its region, including a 3 meters 9.8 ft high bas-help statue of Bodhisattva Avalokitesa, cut into the encompassing rock, between the sixth ninth century AD. It is referred to locally as Kusta Raja Gala or Rock of the Leper King and is thought to speak to a ruler stricken with a skin infection prossibly sickness "kusta", who was provoked in a dream to take coconut mash and water for three months as a fix.