Touring around the Hambantota district one is bound to witness something new or something unique or simply an interesting find.
The District Secretary’s office is an old establishment since the colonial era, however, the officers seem to be tech-savvy with the district secretary himself using an ‘Ipad’ to give out information.
Another unique characteristic was the markings on the road prior to any pedestrian crossing along the Tangalle – Tissamaharama road.
High level of political interference in most activities in the district including illegal sand mining and de-forestation resulted in wild peacocks found to be walking on the road side.
Elephants along the Udawalawe stretch seem to be very friendly with the people and come upto the electric fences for food; while visitors sighting these animals dash to quickly get a photograph with the wild animal in the backdrop.
On the other hand, cattle owners were seen using logs to widen the electric fencing in order to release their cows and buffalos onto these lands habituated specifically by wild animals.