This museum and ancestral house pay tribute Martin Wickramasinghe one of Sri Lankas prominent intellectuals and writers. They are well worth visiting to learn a little more about this great author.
Wickramasinghe was born on May 29, 1890, in the town of Koggala, in Sri Lanka, the only son of Lamahewage Don Bastian Wickramasinghe, and Magalle Balapitiya Liyanage Thochchohamy. Koggala was bounded on one side by a reef, and on the other by a large lake into which the numerous tributaries of the Koggala Oya drained. The landscapes of the sea, lake studded with little islands, the flora and fauna, the forested hinterland, and the changing patterns of life and culture of the people of the village would later influence his work.