Kurusa Palliya(Shrine of the Holy Cross), Thoduwawa Beach and Thaniwella Devalaya
|By : Dinesh Deckker|
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|Year & Month||Number of Days||Crew||Weather||Transport|
|Kadawatha->Ganemulla->Ja-ela->Marawila->Kurusa palliya->Thoduwawa Beach->Along A4->Thaniwelle Dewalaya|
|Travel Tips, Travel Notes and Special remarks|
This is dedicated to My Crew and My Lovely Wife without you all this has not been possible.
It was drizzling in the morning but we hoped and prayed the day to become a sunny one. The long awaited journey to the Chilaw began around 5.30 from Ganemulla. We used shortcuts to get to the Ja-ela on A4 road. The weather seems to be fine beyond this point and it gave us hope to have a great journey. Till we reach Marawila we didn’t stop else where. Our good friend Pradeep and his family joined with us on this journey and he was a value addition to the trip as he knew all the roads in that area.
After reaching Marawila we had to take a left turn from A4 road. You won’t get lost as there is a board on the A4. Anyway after traveling for about a KM we arrived at the Shrine of the Holy Cross, Marawila. The shined was indeed an unusual one. It was an open church in the middle of a cemetery. There were no places to sit. Beside the walkway there was sand on either side. It was calm and quiet. There were few devotees praying. As a catholic first I prayed to the Holy Father and after that explore the premises. Many people who suffer from incurable diseases come to pray and they believe it will be cured.
We used shortcuts to get to A4 road after visiting Thoduwawa. If you are traveling from Colombo when you pass 62 KMs you will see a white colour Dewalaya on the right hand side, which is called Thaniwella / Thaniwelle Dewalaya. People believe it’s a very scared place and may stop there on their journey on A4. This dewalaya is prominent because of the Horse statue in front of the premises.
We are continuing our journey towards Kalpitiya and hope to meet you all with a New Exciting report.
Have a Safe Journey!