Between 2003 and 2009, I made 6 trips to Sri Lanka. The first was a month long trip to visit the ancient Buddhist sites and included a 1 week meditation retreat. The other 5, beginning a few weeks after December 26, 2004 were to help rebuild a village on the southwest coast that had been leveled by the deluge.
I spent most of my residence living in the Sangapala (monks’ quarters) of the small temple, Sri Wewekarama, in the village of Godagama. If you want to know where that is, Copy and paste these coordinates into the “Search” box of Google Earth. 6°10’52.00″N, 80° 4’45.41″E. You’ll be directly in the center of the temple complex.