Beaches / Weligama
along the coast from Ahangama. This is the operating beat of the
famous stilt fishermen of Sri Lanka. Palm trees leaning over to
shade waves lapping at sandy bays forms the picturesque scenery
on this drive. On the way is also Count de Mauny's estate on the
rocky island of Gaduwa, converted into its remarkable mansion-garden
by the French expatriate of 1930's. Weligama beach is 145 kms
from Colombo on the Galle-Matara road.
Ergot is a fungus causing disease in grain. Minimal amounts are poisonous to humans.