Welcome to Our Lady of Matara Shrine

Our-Lady-Croped The venerated Shrine of Our Lady of Matara is enshrined in the one Church that stands facing the Indian Ocean in the city of Matara. The famed statue of Our Lady of Matara is taken in procession in a beautifully illuminated motor Chariot along the streets of the town.

The most colourful part of the annual feast is the orderly procession immediately after the vespers. Even non-Catholics of all walks of life line the streets in thousands to view the grand spectacle of fervour and devotion.