Located in the picturesque Koggala, the Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex centres around the ancestral house of the famous author Martin Wickramasinghe where he and his sisters had grown up with his sisters. This area is well known for the many authentic Sri Lankan treats and one of it is the ancient art of Ayurveda. Sri Lanka offers many interesting destinations and Sri Lanka hotels to lodge in for the curious visitor and Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara is a preferred choice of accommodation for those who are interested in experiencing life the Sri Lankan way. The partly renovated ancestral home of Martin Wickramasinghe is said to be nearly 200 years old containing many artefacts belonging to that era where also certain belongings of the author too are put on display. The visitors are offered a sneak peek into the life of this talented yet simple author through a range of old photographs, awards and souvenirs that tell the story of his laidback lifestyle. His ashes had been interred under a mound of grass surmounted by a wedge-shaped rock from the Koggala reef on which he had spent many an hour during his childhood. He had always been an ardent admirer of the technological and cultural artefacts belonging to his childhood and several such items acquired during his lifetime too are put on display in this vast sprawling complex which consists of his house, his tomb and the beautifully spacious garden.
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