Chilaw

Chilaw is a Western Seaboard town on the Island of Sri Lanka. It is a bustling town with a famous Fish market and Beach. Chilaw is famous for Pearling and Fishing.

Once in Chilaw one can visit the well known Hindu Temple located in Munneswaram, situated in the historic Demala Pattuwa region in Puttalam District. Every year people flock to Chilaw to observe the Munneswaram Festival.

Mahathma Gandhi, the ‘ Father of India’, visited Chilaw in November 1927 on his first and only journey to Ceylon. This was a historic visit. Gandhi was invited to Chilaw by the famed freedom fighters, Charles Edgar Corea and his brother Victor Corea who lived in the town.

 

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