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Kalutara………….. is now the centre of the thriving local basket ware industry. A bustling market town and the junction for travellers journeying inland to such cities as Ratnapura and the Sinharaja Rain Forest, along the side of the road stalls of brushes, brooms and baskets hang out in the sun vying for passing trade.
At the southern end Kalutara lies striking 3 stories-high Kalutara Vihara, or known as Gangatilaka Vihara, a Buddhist temple built in the 1960s which holds the distinction of being the only Stupa in the world that is hollow. passers by are encouraged to stop and make a donation in one of the yellow offerings boxes that line the busy highway.