Ambalangoda is a beach holiday destination in between Bentota and Hokkaduwa. It’s Sri Lanka‘s centre of manufacturing traditional devil masks and puppets for three kinds of rituals: Kolam plays tell mocking stories of life in the colonial period. Masks are used for exorcistic devil dancing are known Sanni, whereas Raksha demon masks are displayed at processions. There are several manufactureres and sellers of masks in Ambalangoda, some of which have exhibition rooms or museums.
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Nuwan Chinthaka Gajanayaka