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Introducing Ampara

This reasonably prosperous district capital, patchily dappled with paddy fields, lakes and palm groves, is a possible base for visits to the Gal Oya National Park and various beautiful lakes and tanks in the surrounding countryside. It’s a local transport hub, and is currently the base for many NGO workers, who find the town’s workmanlike hospitality, good order and lack of Islamic restrictions much easier than the ravaged coastal towns.