Trincomalee Kanniya Hot water well
This is the most famous hot well in sri lanka from the past.With the end of the war, many people visiting this Kanniya Hot Water spring in their trip to Trincomalee. People believe that this hot water is good for some skin deceases and it has healing power for Arthritis and Rheumatic. You have to come in less crowded time and please note that this is a religious place. Respect others and give them also the opportunity.
History of Kanniya Hot Water Wells :According to the details provided in some information boards at the site, Kanniya Hot water spring has the history from the King Rawana era. It says that King Ravana stuck the earth with his sward in several spots and several fountains were started on those places. The water was hot and thats the beginning of this hot water springs.
Some believes that this is a part of the Buddhist Monastery and Buddhist Monk used this place as a part of their complex. There are some old ruins scattered over the area. It seems that most of those historical artifacts were destroyed in the war time. You can find more information on this by visiting http://rebelofkandy.blogspot.com . This has some important photographs to prove this.
The name Kanniya Came from Kal = stone; niya = land
Madunagala Hot Water Well in Sooriyawawa
Madunagala Hot Springs is a wonderful creation of nature in all its natural beauty. Historically, these hot springs flowed into a natural water hole. The reason being that these thermal waters contain medicinal properties to cure ailments like skin eruptions and other rheumatic pains. Even our ancients, particularly the Buddhist monks living in ancient cave hermitages had made the best use of these healing hot springs for body and skin ailments.Padalangala to Hot Water Springs 11 kmPadalangala to Nonagama 21 kmPadalangala to Sooriyawewa 12 kmEmbilipitiya to Panamure 10 kmEmbilipitiya to Sooriya Kanda 39 km The famed literary scholar cum Assistant Government Agent – Leonard Woolf (1908-11) of Hambantota district, in his printed diaries had mentioned the arduous trek how he had hacked through the dense jungle to reach Mahapelessa (Madunagala) hot springs after crossing the Walawe River by boat.
There are three sites where thermal springs are situated in present Sri Lanka. They are Kinniya in the Trincomalee district, Mahaoya in the Mahiyangana area and in the Sooriyawewa area in the Uva Province