Star Guest House
This has clean, if virtually windowless, air-con rooms that are the best option for sweaty Mannar. Some travellers have complained about...
Our Lady of Madhu Church
This church is Sri Lanka’s most hallowed Christian shrine. Its walls shelter Our Lady of Madhu, a diminutive but revered...
Pilawoos, right at the main roundabout, is an ordinary eatery with lots of rice and curries, kotthu, and good hoppers for Rs 10 (be...
Lonely Planet review
An offbeat attraction is this baobab tree, 1.2km northeast of the Bank of Ceylon. Believed to have been planted in 1477 by Arab traders, it’s shaped like a giant ball with a 19m circumference.