The small village of Aluthapola not far from Colombo International Airport has a typical Sinhalese cave tempel which is recognized as an archaeological protected monument. The Buddhist temple is a destination for detours from Negombo in particular. The caves are decorated with somewhat gaudy modern Buddha sculptures. The setting of the temple is quite picturesque. You can easily combine the visit of the Aluthapola cave temple with a trip to the Buddha statue of Galkanda.