Though it deceives us as typical Sri Lankan town there is a more to it than what meets the sight.
Ambalangoda is the cultural seat of the southern part of the country and is the renowned for the coveted devil masks . Stranded beaches and plethora of souvenir shops is what one would encounter upon arrival at this town. A slew of shops in which craftsmen carve and paint is a common sight. The people are courteous and are more than glad to share their insights on their traditional vocation with intrigued travellers. Ambalangoda is the hub of Southern dances; The devil dances and Kolam Netum- a satirical theatre performance with elaborate head gears and costumes, are regular happenings and the town is home to most of the popular artists and cultural organisations. Witnessing these performances which usually start at dusk and go on until dawn, is mandatory.