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Kuruvita

Kuruvita, a vibrant Divisional Secretariat within the Ratnapura District of Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka, stands as a remarkable blend of natural beauty, historical significance, and economic activity. With a population of 95,646, it is a bustling community known for its contributions to the gem mining industry, a sector that has long been a cornerstone of the local economy and a symbol of Sri Lanka’s rich natural resources. Beyond its economic contributions, Kuruvita is adorned with natural and historical treasures that add depth to its cultural landscape.

Total Population

95,646

GN Divisions

39

Kuruvita

Kuruvita’s reputation as a gem mining area is well-earned, with the region’s soil harboring some of the most precious stones found in Sri Lanka. This industry not only supports the local economy but also attracts enthusiasts and professionals from around the world, keen on exploring the rich deposits of gems that have made Sri Lanka famous. The gem trade here is a testament to the skill, tradition, and knowledge passed down through generations, playing a pivotal role in sustaining the community’s livelihood.

Among the natural attractions in Kuruvita, Bopath Ella stands out as a magnificent waterfall. Its name, derived from its distinct shape resembling the leaf of the Sacred Fig (Bo) tree, makes it a popular destination for both locals and tourists. The waterfall is not only a scenic marvel but also a soothing retreat for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Its proximity to Colombo, roughly 2 hours and 46 minutes drive via Avissawella Road, makes it an accessible getaway, offering a glimpse into Sri Lanka’s stunning natural beauty.

Kuruvita is also home to significant historical sites, including the Batadoba Lena Cave. This ancient cave temple is steeped in history, providing insights into the region’s Buddhist heritage and the early civilizations that flourished in the area. Visiting Batadoba Lena Cave offers a unique opportunity to connect with Sri Lanka’s past, exploring the spiritual and historical narratives that have shaped the country.

The ease of access from Colombo, taking approximately 2 hours and 46 minutes via Avissawella Road, underscores Kuruvita’s appeal as a destination that combines the allure of natural beauty, the intrigue of history, and the dynamism of economic activity. This connectivity enhances Kuruvita’s potential for tourism and commercial development, inviting both domestic and international visitors to discover its charms.

GN CodeName 
005Amuhenkanda
010Pathberiya West
015Pathberiya
020Meneripitiya
025Parakaduwa
030Bodhimaluwa
035Thalavitiya
040Pohorabawa
045Pussella
050Devipahala
055Endiriyanwala
060Erathna
065Adavikanda
070Lassakanda
075Sudugala
080Ekneligoda North
085Keeragala
090Kandangoda
095Millavitiya
100Miyanadeniya
105Ovitigama
110Theppanawa
115Theppanawa Ihalagama
120Pahala Kuruvita
125Kandangoda South
130Wathuyaya
135Udakada
140Ekneligoda
145Delgamuwa
150Kuruvita
155Walandura
160Nadukaradeniya
165Kahengama
170Pathagama
175Theppanawa Pahalagama
180Kithulpe
185Kahengama West
190Kosgoda
195Galukagama
  • Police Station: 045-2262222 / 045-2262223
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