Sri Lanka’s easternmost point, Sangamankanda (also referred to a Sangaman Kanda), sits on a wide, isolated beach with an abandoned light house. Good for an opening shot of an arty independent film. Inevitably about some sort of inner turmoil. I’ve never “heard” of this place and only came across it by a very round about way. Its also the kind of mention that begs for a Google Earth post. So here it is:
I first “heard” about this place some time back when Chavie/Janith was plotting to flee the city. After toiling on kottu.org and exams he no doubt has earned a break. Among the many places suggested as a hide away is Sangamankanda Point – Sri Lanka’s Eastern most point (and beach). Suggested by who else but the official hiker of the Sri Lankan blogosphere.
Obviously the abandoned light house is a point of interest. The silence about its history makes the place more interesting.
Links to some photos of the place by people who have actually been there:
- Gallery of images of Sangamankanda point and its light house on Picasa Web. Gallery also includes a Google Map
- The Hiker’s photo of the beach
If you got any more information and/or photos of the place the comment box awaits.