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The Chronicles gives an interesting account of “Mahavalukagama” meaning big sandy city, today known as Weligama, where King Parakramabahu I sent his general, Rakkha to suppress the southern province, and the city has always been a port city with its half moon bay where many a ship anchored from time immoral. When approaching this picturesque Baytown in the Southeast of the island from Colombo, you will notice a curious little island with turquoise blue water around it called Taprobane on map but with many other local names which we leave for you to find along with the reasons, the other curiosity that you will notice is fisherman on stilts with fishing rods in hand seated motionless on the cross arm waiting like a rather curious bird, a method which is unique to this area. A sleepy town with pristine beach and strong surf is ideal for windsurfing and sail for the expert and novice alike. Join a deep sea fishing trip or join up on an out rigger canoe for a ride across the bay or on a sail boat to experience the best of Weligama bay.