Sri Lanka is divided into 9 provinces and 25 districts
|1||Central||Kandy||Kandy, Matale, Nuwara Eliya|
|3||Settentrional||Jaffna||Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mannar, Vavuniya, Mullativu|
|4||Oriental||Trincomalee||Ampara, Batticaloa, Trincomalee|
|6||Meridional||Galle||Galle, Hambanthota, Matara|
|9||Occidental||Colombo||Colombo, Gampaha, Kaluthara|
The gem-mining centre of Sri Lanka is also a major crossroad between southern plains and the hill country to the east. A bustling market city servicing most of the surrounding towns. Many of the prominent gem dealers in Sri Lanka operate from this town. Scenery around the town is excellent and charming.
There is a route to Sri Pada from Ratnapura direction. Excursions include Sinharaja Forest and Uda Walawe Wild Life Park. The route towards hill country is beautiful. The surrounding area is a popular trekking destination and a good place for bird watching. Visit traditional gem mining and cutting operations