Hikkaduwa is a little town on Sri Lanka’s south coast, in the Southern Province, around 20 km northwest of Galle. It’s known for its beautiful beach and coral reefs. Some nearby villages like Telwatta, Paraliya, Dodanduwa, Kahawa, and Rathgama were affected. Hikkaduwa is on the route from Colombo to Galle along the well-known Galle road. Mostly, it’s a tourist spot with a fantastic beach where you can surf, snorkel, and soak up the sun.