Matara, Sri Lanka

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Matara is a major city in Sri Lanka, on the southern coast of Southern Province, 160 km from Colombo.wikipedia
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Southern Province, Sri Lanka

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Matara is a major city in Sri Lanka, on the southern coast of Southern Province, 160 km from Colombo.

Dondra

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The lighthouse at Dondra Head was built by the Dutch, and it is considered one of the most beautiful and oldest lighthouses in Sri Lanka.
Dondra is a settlement on the extreme southernmost tip of Sri Lanka, in the Indian Ocean near Matara, Southern Province, Sri Lanka.

Star fort, Matara

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The two fortresses, the Matara fort and the Star fort, that were built by the Dutch can be found in the city.
The Star Fort (මාතර තාරකා කොටුව Mathara Tharaka Kotuwa; விண்மீன் கோட்டை) is a fort in Matara, Sri Lanka, located on the eastern bank of the Nilwala River, approximately 350 m from the gate to the Matara fort.

Matara District

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It is a major commercial hub, and it is the administrative capital of Matara District.
* Matara (Municipal Council)

2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami

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It was gravely affected by the Asian tsunami in December 2004.
A regular passenger train operating between Maradana and Matara was derailed and overturned by the tsunami and claimed at least 1,700 lives, the largest single rail disaster death toll in history.

Colombo

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Matara is a major city in Sri Lanka, on the southern coast of Southern Province, 160 km from Colombo.
The first of these constructed is the Southern Expressway, which goes from Kottawa, a southern suburb of Colombo, to Matara City in the south of the country.

Dondra Head Lighthouse

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The lighthouse at Dondra Head was built by the Dutch, and it is considered one of the most beautiful and oldest lighthouses in Sri Lanka.
The lighthouse is near the village of Dondra, and is approximately 6 km southeast of Matara.

Matara fort

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The two fortresses, the Matara fort and the Star fort, that were built by the Dutch can be found in the city.
It was built to protect the administrative buildings of VOC (Dutch East India Company), who were attracted by the deep and sheltered estuary of the Nilwala Ganga, making Matara an important centre for cinnamon and elephant trading.

Galle Fort

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Matara was the second most important fort, behind Galle fort, for the southern maritime provinces of the Dutch and a commanding base for some inland forts.
Galle Fort is in Galle, which is located at the extreme southwest corner of the island, in the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, where the shoreline turns east towards Matara and Tangalle.

Nilwala River

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Today, the Nilwala River runs through Matara and it is said that there was a wide area where ferries used to cross.
It originates from Sinharaja Forest Reserve and drains to sea at Matara.

Matara Bodhiya

Matara Bodhiya is a sacred fig tree in Matara, Sri Lanka.

Dutch Reformed Church, Matara

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The Dutch Reformed Church is located within the Matara fort in Matara and is situated near the entrance to the fort.

Old Nupe Market

The Old Nupe Market or the Old Dutch Market is a historic, European-built structure in Matara, Sri Lanka.

Rahula College

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Rahula College is a boys' school in Sri Lanka, located in Matara district.

Matara Central College

Matara Central College is one of the mixed school in Matara City.

St. Servatius' College

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St. Servatius' College is a boys' school located in Matara, Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology

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SLIIT also expanded its presence from Colombo and its suburbs to other parts of the country, by establishing centres in Kandy and Matara, making SLIIT accessible in six locations.

Gajaman Nona

The most famous thinkers who lived in the area are Kumaratunga Munidasa and Gajaman Nona.
She grew up in Matara, with a taste for dressing like a Dutch woman, which came from her partially 'Westernized' background.

St. Mary's Convent Matara

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St. Mary's Convent is a very famous girls school in Matara, Sri Lanka

St. Thomas' College, Matara

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St. Thomas' College is a government primary and secondary school for boys in Matara, Sri Lanka which is located in the heart of Matara city.

Matara railway station

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The Matara railway station, is the terminus of Sri Lanka Railways' Coastal Line, though an extension to Kataragama is planned.
Matara railway station is a station in Matara, Sri Lanka.

Sujatha Vidyalaya

Located in the Matara District - Sri Lanka's southernmost district.

E01 expressway (Sri Lanka)

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It is also the southern terminus of stage 2 of the southern expressway E01 expressway (Sri Lanka) since March 2014.
The 126 km highway links the Sri Lankan capital Colombo with Galle and Matara, major cities in the south of the island.

University of Ruhuna

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The University of Ruhuna (රුහුණ විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය, රෝහණ සරසවිය (Ruhuṇa Viśvavidyālaya, Rohana sarasaviya),; ருகுண பல்கலைக் கழகம்) is a public university in Matara, Sri Lanka.