Chillaw is one of the three main cities in North Western Province, and renounced mostly for Fishing Industry.
MADAMPE THANIVELLE MAHA DEVALAYA
This Devale is built in honor of Prince Taniya Vallabbha, viceroy of king Weeraprakramabahu iii. During the reign, Prince Tania Vallabbha performed a remarkable service to uplift the agricultural activities in the region, by providing new irrigation facilities and renovating ancient tanks.
The most striking edifice of the shrine is the prancing horse adorned in, white that is said to be the symbol of the horse ridden by Prince Taniya Vallabbha.
An existing history coupled with a fascinating festival brings Madampe to life in the month of August as thousands of devotees Swarm the Shrine grounds to amass the blessings.
THE MUNNESHWARAM KOVIL COMPLEX
This temple is commonly a sacred place for Hindus as well as Buddhists. It has been in existence at least since 1000….. The temple complex is a collection of five temples, including a Buddhist temple. The central temple dedicated for God Siva is the most popular among Hindus. This area has a mix of Sinhala and Tamil population. There is an annual festival and a procession (parade) in the month of August.