Chilaw is a large town which belongs to the Puttalam District of Sri Lanka, its situated 80 kilometers North of Colombo. The majority of Chilaw is mainly Tamil, but the balance weighs with other religions and ethnic groups such as Buddhists and Muslims. Many nobels such as Mahatma Ghandi has visited the town in its prime. The western side of Chilaw are covered with sandpits, facing the Indian Ocean.