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Opanayaka

In the heart of Sri Lanka’s Sabaragamuwa Province, nestled within the Ratnapura District, lies Opanayaka, a locality that epitomizes this island nation’s serene beauty and rich cultural heritage. With a journey of approximately 3 hours and 31 minutes covering 162.7 kilometres via the Panadura-Nambapana-Ratnapura Highway (PNR Hwy)/Ratnapura – Horana – Panadura Highway (A8), one can reach this tranquil haven, which stands at an elevation of about 235 meters (771 feet) above sea level. This elevation contributes to its lush landscapes and provides a backdrop for a community deeply rooted in the traditions and natural splendour of Sri Lanka.

Total Population

26,587

GN Divisions

20

Opanayaka

Opanayaka, with a population of 26,587 and divided into 20 Grama Niladhari (GN) divisions, is a testament to the balanced coexistence of human settlement and nature’s bounty. This division serves as an administrative convenience and reflects a community’s commitment to governance, development, and sustainability.

Despite not being as renowned for gem mining as other parts of the Ratnapura District, Opanayaka plays a significant role in Sri Lanka’s agricultural sector. The locality’s fertile lands are a testament to the diverse agricultural practices that flourish here, including tea cultivation, rubber, and other plantation crops. These industries are not just economic activities but are interwoven with the cultural fabric of the area, representing centuries of agricultural heritage and practices that continue to sustain the local economy and its people.

Opanayaka’s importance transcends its agricultural contribution; it is a microcosm of the ecological and cultural diversity that characterizes Sri Lanka. The serene landscapes and the community’s way of life offer glimpses into a world where tradition and nature harmonize. The area’s natural beauty is a constant reminder of Sri Lanka’s reputation as a paradise isle, rich in biodiversity and scenic vistas.

GN CodeName in English
005Polwattahena
010Metihakwala
015Malmeekanda
020Meegahawela
025Kendaketiya
030Pelendakanda
035Madola
040Udawela
045Opanayaka
050Hunuwala North
055Hallinna
060Hunuwala South
065Dandeniya
070Wallaketiya
075Akarella
080Hattella
085Hattella Egoda
090Batadura
095Liyanagoda
100Galkanda
  • Police Station: 045-2270122
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