The last King of Mahanuwara Kingdom, Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe sends offed his two daughters for safety to a beautiful village before antagonists captured him.That beautiful village is the Meemure. That is about 27km away from “Naturee Riverstone River Cottage”. Geographically, this small isolated village is located near the border between Kandy district and Matale District, in the Knuckles Mountain Range. According to legend the two princesses committed suicide on hearing of the King's capture and the royal jewellery which they wore is said to be in the possession of traditional poor families in the village.
Every family in Meemure village is self-sufficient. They do not need luxury facilities to maintain their day to day life. But they frequently ask regular passenger bus service to send their farm products to traders and bring needy provisions.
At present most of foreign & local visitors go to Meemure to visit its natural beauty, study on bio-diversity or research activities. A previously screened Sinhala film “ Sooriya Arana” also captured some scenic views of Meemure .However we need to protect our heritage, culture and the bio-diversity of this area. Residents of the Meemure now grow pepper, paddy, enasaal, and number of export cash crops. The farmers of the area say they do not use chemicals to grow their crops. Tapping of the Kitul trees are a major hobby and a job for the elder farmers who also like to drink toddy.
Most of people don't know that there is an another route to go to Meemure except Hunnasgiriya route. Actually If someone plans to visit Meemure via Ranamure route, He/She can visit the Riverstone also. Further more the visitors who come by public transpotation to Meemure, they can enter to the Meemure via Ranamure route and can be exited via Hunnasgiriya route.