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Lunugala

Lunugala, nestled in the heart of Sri Lanka’s Uva Province, presents a captivating blend of cultural diversity and rich agricultural heritage. With a population of 31,381, spanning 28 Grama Niladhari Divisions, this town is a mosaic of peaceful coexistence and natural beauty.

Historically known as “Pattipola,” Lunugala’s identity has been deeply influenced by its positioning amidst a majestic mountain range. This strategic location has picturesque landscapes and agricultural prowess, mainly in tea cultivation. Today, Lunugala is synonymous with its sprawling tea estates like Adawatta, Park, Hopton, Showlands, and Madolsima Plantation, which paint a verdant tapestry across the highlands.

Total Population

31,381

GN Divisions

28

Lunugala

Beyond tea, Lunugala thrives on cultivating spices and crops such as pepper, cinnamon, and cacao, underscoring the town’s agricultural diversity. These plantations are not just economic lifelines but also contribute to the scenic allure that defines the region, offering visitors a glimpse into the lifeblood of Lunugala’s community.

Madolsima Village and the Fabric of Society

The essence of Lunugala is further enriched by its societal composition, where Sinhala, Tamil, and Muslim communities live in harmony. This blend of cultures is evident in everyday life and even cross-cultural marriages, highlighting the town’s exemplary model of ethnic coexistence and mutual respect.

Accessibility to Lunugala

Reaching Lunugala offers a scenic journey through Sri Lanka’s diverse landscapes. From Ella, the town is accessible within approximately 1 hour and 54 minutes via the Bandarawela – Badulla Rd and Peradeniya-Badulla-Chenkaladi Highway or a slightly longer route of 2 hours and 2 minutes via the Wellawaya-Ella-Kumbalwela Hwy/A23. From Colombo, visitors can embark on a journey of about 6 hours and 38 minutes via the Kandy-Mahiyangane-Padiyatalawa Hwy/A26 or opt for a route through the Colombo – Kandy Rd/Kandy Rd/A1, taking around 6 hours and 43 minutes.

GN CodeName
005Ekiriya
010Metigahathenna
015Galwelagama
020Wewabedda
025Janathapura North
030Arawakumbura
035Udakiruwa
040Alakolagala
045Udapanguwa
050Lunugala Town
055Janathapura South
060Janathapura
065Batawatta
070Gallulla
075Madulsima
080Sumudugama
085Attanagolla
090Sooriyagoda
095Weragoda
100Pallekiruwa
105Kottalbedda
110Mahadowa
115Yapamma
120Peessagama
125Rendapola
130Hopton
135Maduwatta
140Millabedda
  • Police Station: 055-2263922
  • Hospital: 0552 263 961
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