|Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
The beach at Hikkaduwa, photographed in July 2010
|Time zone||Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone (UTC+5:30)|
Arranged around the heavily trafficked main Galle to Colombo road which runs mostly parallel to the shore, Hikkaduwa's beach and night life make it a popular tourist destination. A well-known international destination for board-surfing, the town was featured in an episode of Anthony Bourdain's television show No Reservations. And Hikkaduwa is a main City that gains Tourism income to the SriLanka. Many tourists visits Hikkaduwa as there are so many things they can enjoy there.
Hikkaduwa was affected by the tsunami caused by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake along with nearby villages Telwatta, Paraliya (Queen of the Sea rail disaster), Dodanduwa, Kahawa and Rathgama. In the wake of the tsunami, many of the families who had lost everything were given sewing machines as part of the relief operations. As a result, the town has a multitude of tailors who will custom make shirts, pants, and shorts.
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