Buduruwagala- 8 km – rock sculptures  and meditation centre

Surrounded by a beautiful man made ancient lake are the relatively unknown mysterious historic rock sculptures of Buduruwagala. These seven colossal figures pertaining to the Mahayana Buddhist Doctrine sculptured on to a rock face is still a controversy. The name Buduruwagala means "stone images of the Buddha," and at 51 feet here stands the tallest in Sri Lanka and perhaps in the world, since the Bamiyan figures no longer exist in Afghanistan. The sculpture at Buduruwagala is in lower relief unlike the other comparable Buddha statues in the country at Aukana (46 ft), Saseruwa (36 ft) and Maligawila (36 ft) and for all of which it may have served as a model. 
Near this place, there is an international meditation centre now getting very popular among foreign travelers who love yoga and meditation. The surrounding area provides the ideal
location for meditation.
Handapanagala Lake – 12 km
Handapanagala tank area is home for the largest Elephant aggregation (Elephas maximus maximus) in Wellawaya area during the dry season. Most of these Elephants come from different areas mainly from adjacent protected areas such as Yala, Udawalawe and Lunugamwehera National parks.
At around 4.00 pm, one can see wild elephants gathering near the lake.
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There is a waterfall and a natural swimming pool like place at the lower part which is attracted by many foreign travelers as well as locals.The waterfall is surrounded by a village.
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Ella – 27 km
Ella is blessed with some of the most beautiful views you could find in Sri Lanka. Only 27 km from Wellawaya, this small town is used as a base for plenty of trekking expeditions to the surrounding countryside. Some of the places you could see in Ella are the Ella Gap, Ravana Ella Falls, mini world's end and Bambaragala Peak among the other many varied pleasant walks with stunning scenery.
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Diyaluma waterfall – 12 km
Diyaluma waterfall is one of the beautiful waterfalls in Sri Lanka. It is 172m in height and is the second highest waterfall in Sri Lanka. Diyaluma is at very close to the main road and the mist of waterfalls coming to the road also. 
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Rawanaella Waterfall
Posited on the Ella-Wellawaya road, the Ravana Ella falls is about 30 foot high and is perceptible from the main road. Its beauty lies in the fact that it is located in a strikingly beautiful backdrop of mountains and valleys and its water gushes down over many stairs. The place is a favored stop to rest for pilgrims
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Yudhaganawa – 15 km
Yudaganawa Temple is located close to Buttala on the Wellawaya– Buttala Road. This is one of the largest Stupas in the country and dates back to 2 nd century BC. This is thought to be place prince Tissa and his brother prince
Gamini (Later The great king Dutugemunu ) had a major battle after the death of his father KingKavanthissa (2 nd century BC )
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Maligawila – 30 km

Maligawila lies about 15 kilometres off the Buttala town towards Okkampitiya. Famous for its giant free standing buddha statue of the 7th century, this monument was found fallen and broken in to pieces in 1951. An attempt was made in 1974 to raise this statue and failed. But in 1980 a local engineering team was able to raise this statue and restore it back to the ancient glory. This statue is carved out of a single limestone rock and stands about 14.5 metres high. This is the tallest free standing buddha image in the country. 
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Dematamal Viharaya -20 km
The Dematamal Viharaya is located at Helagama on the Buttala-Okkampitiya road which leads to the Maligawila Buddha Statues. The temple lies about 4 km from the Buttala town. Located in the middle of paddy field, you can see the dark coloured Stupa and the bo-tree surrounded by the green paddy from the road itself. Though much attention is not
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paid by the average tourist the history of the temple complex is said to date back to the 3rd century BC. In addition to the peaceful and serene location, the temple ruins include pillars, guardstone, stone steps, an image house and a series of meditation cells.
Udawalawe – 50 km
Udawalawe National Park is an major eco tourism destination in Sri Lanka. It is most famous for the many elephants that live there (about 400 in total). During a visit, it is not unusual to see whole herds of adults and young elephants– feeding or bathing and playing in the water! In addition to this main attraction, the park is home to many water buffalo, water monitor lizards, sambar deer,
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monkeys and the occasional leopard, as well as being an exciting location for bird enthusiasts. The Uda Walawe reservoir which is adjoining the Udawalawe national park, deep and continuously replenished by the never drying Walawe river which draws most of its water from the wooded Peak Wilderness sanctuary, the Horton Plains Nature reserve and the Haputale area. 
Ranminithenna Tele Cinema Village - one hour journey
This is an international tele cinema village which built on  an area of 230 acres in Hambanthota,adds a new era in filming industry of Sri lanka.The venue is having all the year round dry weather suitable for filming and outdoor work and abundant extend of land, natural environment with paddy fields, Katharagama mountains, Yala national park, the sea itself not far away, all easily accessible in the immediate vicinity. The tele village itself constructed with all modern facilities was a hand waver to the local industry and the International counterparts. 
Hambantota Harbour and International Air Port which is one hour drive from Wellawaya