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|Year and Month||2016 December|
|Number of Days||3 Days ( December 24 – 26 )|
|Crew||3 (between 8 – 40 years of age)|
|Accommodation||1st Day at Village House in Damberella & 2nd Day Safari Rest in Embilipitiya|
|Activities||Charity , Sight Seeing , Photography|
|Weather||Hot & sunny in day time & cold in early morning|
|Route|| Day 1- Colombo -> Ratnapura -> Udawalawa -> Embilipitiya -> Kumbugoda Ara -> Dambarella
Day 2 – Dambarella -> Panamure -> Maduwanwela -> Ramba Viharaya
Day 3 – Embilipitiya -> Godakawela -> Makadura -> Horewela -> Ratnapura -> Maharagama
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We received a request from rural village in Angunukolapelessa area. They request books for their village library. We started collecting books from friends & relatives from last September. We collected nearly 1,500 books for them. We planned to donate these books before end of this year. So we started our journey on 24th December at 6.00 a.m. Around 8.00 a.m we reached to Ratnapura town. First we went to see “Ratnapura Museum & Ehelepola Walawwa. Lots of things to see there & they maintain it in good condition. We spent nearly 2 hours there & next our destination was “Sankapala Viharaya”. This was rock temple & very beautiful place. Next we went to Udawalawa “Eth Athuru Sewana” to see little elephants. We able to join little jumbo’s milk feeding session at 3.00 p.m. Around 4.00 p.m we left from there & our next destination was Dambarella village. Around 5.30 p.m we reached to Damberella village. They warmly welcome us. After having cup of tea we went to see village. They arranged a village house for our accommodation.
Next day morning we went to their library & donate the books we brought.
From every village persons contribution they constructed the library hall. They form a foundation for manage this library. This foundation helping poor village A/L students also. The idea was sending much students from their village. More than 200 members in the library. From school children to grand fathers & grand mothers were in this library members. They love to reading & now a day very rare to see this habit.
Sathyapala Wannigama one of famous lawyer born & lived in this village. He murder in 88 – 89 period. He served to this village in many ways & still they mentioned it.This villagers highly respected to this person & they used his name for their library for commemorate him. Until now his close relative lead the village public works. One partly disabled lady look after the library work in proper & good manner.
After donating books we left from the village around 10.30 a.m. We went to see Maduwanwala Walawwa , Maduwanwala Mudalindaramaya & Panamure Eth Gala. After visiting above places we came to Embilipitiya town around 4.30 p.m. First we searched place to stay. Again we used remaining time to see Ramba Viharaya. After visiting all above places we finished our day 2.
Next day morning we left from Embilipitiya & first we visit to “Pussadeva Tomb”. After that we came to Godakawela town. From there we went to see “Ammaduwa Katharagama Devalaya”. Half way we went & road condition terrible. Again we came back to Godakawela town & took the three wheel to go there. It situated in nice location. After that we went to see “Malwessa Vehera”. Our next destination was “Ratnapura Saman Devalay”. We left from there around 4.00 p.m & reached to home in the evening. We completed another big project with lots of happy memories.
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