Dickwella, also known as Dikwella, is a small town in the Matara district in Southern province of Sri Lanka. It is located 22 km (14 miles) east of the city of Matara.
Dickwella is the location of Sri Lanka's largest seated Buddha statue, which is 50 metres (160 ft) tall and seems to lean against a building propped against its back. You can climb up the building and review the life of Buddha set in a seemingly incongruous comic strip style.
Some six kilometers east of Dickwella at Kudawela is the location for the only known blow-hole in Sri Lanka - one of only a small number worldwide. This spectacular natural phenomenon is known as Hoo-maniya, which is a rendering of the sound that it makes just before the water shoots up into the air. Water in a cave at sea level below the cliff is forced upwards through a fissure in the rock in high seas, most especially during the South West Monsoon in June and July. After travelling through the fissure to the top of the cliff, the water then jets into the air, sometimes to a height of 20 metres or more.