Sammanthurai is a town of over 60,000 people in the Ampara District of the Eastern Province of . It's renowned for its rice paddies and its inner harbour from ancient times - although it is now more than 4 km from the coast of the Bay of Bengal.


  • Location: , , ,
  • Latitude: 7° 21' 26.1" (7.3573°) north
  • Longitude: 81° 47' 49.2" (81.797°) east
  • Elevation: 22 meters (72 feet)
  • GeoNames ID: 1228320

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