My girlfriend and I stayed at Mr & Mrs Madugalle's home back in December 2007. It was the most interesting, homely and memorable place we stayed in during our 3 week tour around the beautiful country.
Kumari Madugalle and her husband looked after us fantastically well. We stayed for 3 nights. Mr and Mrs Madugalle picked us up from the train station in their car, made us lunch upon arrival at their beautiful house high above the city. The room they let is in fact 2 large rooms including bathroom, lounge area with bedroom and a small terrace, with the most amazing views of the beautiful green hills down to the city.
Each night they cooked the most amazing traditional Sri Lankan food for us. We could have what we wanted and they even got in beer for us to relax with. During and after dinner, we talked with the Madugalle's. This allowed us a perfect insight into Sri Lankan life and is an experience we remember fondly and will not forget.
If you're looking for a real Sri Lankan experience with homely hospitality, I would certainly recommend a stay with Mr and Mrs Madugalle. You can contact them at email@example.com.