Kosgoda is famous for its turtle hatchery operated by the Wildlife
Protection Society of Sri Lanka. Several species of turtles, especially
the endangered hawksbill are protected here. Most vulnerable of all
are their eggs which are left uncovered on beaches all around the
coast. These eggs are brought to the hatcheries by the fishermen.
Visitors are shown the huge tanks filled with new born but lively
hatchlings. After being fed, the hatchlings are taken to the sea and
released when they are a few days old. We loved the turtle hatchery so much, that we ended up going to one more hatchery enroute Galle