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Kahawatta

Kahawatta, a picturesque town nestled in the central mountains of Sri Lanka, embodies the rich tapestry of the country’s natural and cultural heritage. Located in the Ratnapura District of the Sabaragamuwa Province, it sits at an elevation of 710 meters (2,330 feet) above sea level, offering breathtaking views and a cooler climate compared to the lowlands. With a population of 43,298, Kahawatta is a vibrant community known for its contributions to Sri Lanka’s tea and gem industries.

Kahawatta’s landscape is dominated by expansive tea plantations, a testament to the region’s historical and ongoing significance to Sri Lanka’s tea industry. These lush green estates not only contribute to the economy through the production of high-quality tea but also offer a scenic beauty that attracts tourists and nature lovers. Alongside tea, Kahawatta is part of Sri Lanka’s renowned gem belt, with the local gem industry contributing to the town’s prosperity and fame on both a national and international scale.

Total Population

43,298

GN Divisions

22

Imbulpe

The historical significance of Kahawatta is enriched by its connection to local folklore, particularly its association with the Maha Saman Devalaya in Ratnapura. The town’s name, meaning “turmeric garden” in Sinhala, reflects its historical role in providing turmeric to this revered temple, highlighting the cultural and spiritual connections that have shaped the area’s identity.

Strategically situated at the intersection of the Nonagama – Pelmadulla Road (A18) and the Watapotha – Opanayake Road, Kahawatta enjoys significant connectivity to major towns and cities. Its position on the banks of the Wey Ganga further adds to its scenic charm and agricultural potential. Being approximately 30 kilometers southeast of Ratnapura and around 100 kilometers southeast of Colombo, Kahawatta is accessible yet tranquilly removed from the hustle and bustle of urban life.

In contemporary times, Kahawatta has managed to preserve its traditional roots while embracing modernity. The town and its surrounding areas continue to thrive on agriculture, with tea and gems remaining the cornerstone of its economy. However, it is also seeing gradual development in terms of infrastructure, education, and tourism, balancing progress with the preservation of its natural and cultural heritage.

GN CodeName in English
005Yainna
010Nugawela West
015Nugawela East
020Weladura
025Bungiriya
030Uwa Hawpe
035Yatagare
040Madalagama Colony
045Panapitiya North
050Nambuluwa
055Atakalanpanna
060Pahamunupanna
065Kalalella
070Panapitiya South
075Gabbela
080Endana
085Madalagama
090Miyanawita West
095Miyanavita East
100Kiranodagama
105Pannila
GN CodeName in English
005Rawanakanda
010Gallenakanda
015Kattadikanda
020Waleboda North
025Bellankanda
030Bolthumbe
035Pinnawala
040Udagama
045Madhdhegama
050Pidaligannawela
055Ihalagalagama
060Wiharawela
065Kuburutheniwala
070Belihuloya
075Yakdehiwala
080Muththettuwegama
085Puwakgahawela
090Budunwela
095Halpe
100Niththamaluwa
105Kumbalgama
110Kinchigune
115Karagasthalawa
120Seelogama
125Imbulpe
130Passaramulla
135Alakolaella
140Atawakwela
145Kanathiriyanwela
150Pallewela
155Gurubewila
160Pandheniya
165Pagalowita
170Madhdhethalawa
175Amuwathugoda
180Medagedaragoda
185Aluthnuwara
190Thotapalla
195Ulupitiya
200Mamalgaha
205Welanhinna
210Amupitiya
215Naluwela
220Wegapitiya
225Morahela
230Oluganthota
235Rathmalawinna
240Karadiyamulla
245Hatharabage
250Thunkinda
  • Police Station: 045-2270822 / 045-2270488
  • Hospital: +94 452 270 261
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