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Region - South Coast
City - Weligama

Halala Kanda

What is it Really like?

Halala Kanda, or Firefly Hill, was built in 1912 by Simonmeru Gunathilaka, the romantic son of a wealthy plantation estates owner from the north of Sri Lanka, to win the heart of his young local bride.

After many decades empty, the estate was re-discovered in 2010, overrun with jungle and near ruin. A labour of love, the new South Pacific owners, chose to work with local craftsmen, to restore the house back to its former opulent splendour, whilst adding their own eclectic design aesthetic.

Set in the lush plantation hills of Weligama, Halala Kanda once more offers a serene oasis to relax and recharge, yet is within easy reach of the pristine southern beaches and the historic charm of Galle.

Where is it?

The Halala Kanda residence is located high on a plantation hillside near the Southern-most tip of Sri Lanka, in a village area known as Welipitya, Weligama.

Halala Kanda
Halala Kanda – Private House,
Welipitiya,
Weligama,
Sri Lanka

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