Are turtles hatching or laying eggs in southern or south-western Sri Lanka in late March?
Which area would I need to visit to see turtles on the beach at this time?
Two districts Galle and Hambantota Has turtle hatching:
I found on this link: Classification of Sea Turtle Nesting Beaches of Southern Sri Lanka
Turtle Conservation Project (TCP) Sri Lanka is a non-Government organisation. The TCP website indicates volunteers would be placed at Kosgoda, Kalpitiya or Rekawa. Of these, Kosgoda and Rekawa are in the Southern Province.
The Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project offers tours of thier project for 400 rupees.
East of Galle at Habaraduwa, is the Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery.
North of Galle, turtles may be seen at Hikkaduwa.
Based on various videos posted on youtube, turtles lay in Febuary and early April, so they should be laying during March (if the moon/tide is right).