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Haputale
Haputale is located in Sri Lanka
Haputale
Haputale
Coordinates: 6°46′4″N 80°57′31″E / 6.76778°N 80.95861°E / 6.76778; 80.95861Coordinates: 6°46′4″N 80°57′31″E / 6.76778°N 80.95861°E / 6.76778; 80.95861
Province Uva Province
Time zone Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone (UTC+5:30)
 • Summer (DST) Summer time (UTC+6)

Haputale (හපුතලේ in Sinhala Language)is a town of Badulla District in the Uva Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council.[1][2][3][4][5] The elevation is 1431 m (4695 ft) above the sea level. The area has a rich bio-diversity dense with numerous varieties of flora and fauna. Haputale is surrounded by hills covered with cloud forests and tea plantations. The town has a cooler climate than its surroundings, due to its elevation. The Haputale pass allows views across the Southern plains of Sri Lanka. The South-West boundary of Uva basin is marked by the Haputale mountain ridges, which continue on to Horton Plains and Adam's Peak to the west. CNN named Haputale as one of Asia's most overlooked destinations.[6]

Notable Government institutions are :

  • Police Station
  • Government Hospital
  • Railway Station
  • Haputale Divisional Education Office
  • Main Post Office

Transport[edit]

Railway line near Haputale
  • Rail
    • Main Line that links Colombo and Badulla

Population[edit]

Haputale town
Total Sinhala Sri Lankan Tamil Indian Tamil Muslim Other
Urban 5238 1441 1105 1406 1285 1
Rural 31676 27817 1012 718 1968 161
Estate 18075 726 2952 14091 228 78
Total 54989 29984 5069 16215 3481 240

Source[7]

Maps[edit]

  • Railway Station [1]

Places of interest[edit]

The Dambatenne tea plantation in Haputale
Lipton's seat

[8]

Adisham Bungalow[edit]

Adisham Bungalow is a nineteenth-century British period building, which was modelled on Leeds Castle in Kent, England. Sir Thomas Villiers, a distinguished British resident in Sri Lanka in the early 20th century, used it as his country house. Later it became a Benedictine. The famous Thangamale Bird Sanctuary is adjoined to it.

Lipton’s Seat[edit]

The Lipton’s Seat is located at Dambetenna in the Haputale Mountain region. This place was a favourite look-outpoint for Sir Thomas Lipton. The point has a fabulous view over Uva, Southern, Sabaragamuwa, Central and Eastern provinces.

Weather[edit]

Members of Parliament[edit]

The constituency has been represented in Parliament by:

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lanka Library
  2. ^ Pictures
  3. ^ Some facts
  4. ^ Pictures
  5. ^ Holidays
  6. ^ Gregory Curley, Jenara Nerenberg, Mitch Moxley, Niels Footman, Sara Schonhardt, Tiffany Lam (April 20, 2010). "Unseen Asia: 25 of Asia's most overlooked destinations". CNN. Retrieved January 24, 2011. 
  7. ^ ds.gov.lk Haputale
  8. ^ Cultural Background
  9. ^ Weather
  10. ^ 1947 GENERAL ELECTION
  11. ^ 1952 GENERAL ELECTION
  12. ^ Mr. WPG Ariyadasa

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Newsfirst
Fri, 13 Mar 2015 01:33:43 -0700

This transferred officers are from the Anuradhapura, Haputale, Pannala, Bulathkohupititya, Nikaweratiya, Ja-Ela and Kelaniya police stations. Transfers have also been handed out to PIC and HQI officers stationed at Grandpass, Gampaha, Pugoda, Gokarella ...
 
The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:41:15 -0800

The attack took place inside the Hindu Cultural Centre Hall in Haputale shortly before UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and UNP Uva Provincial Council Opposition Leader Harin Fernando were to attend the meeting. The goons also forcibly removed ...
 
The Island.lk (subscription)
Sat, 16 May 2015 13:26:15 -0700

Skanda declined the offer politely and was content to spend time doing social work in Haputale, where he spent most of his time having retired. As Secretary of the BCCSL in early 90s, Skanda played a crucial role in campaigning international cricket ...

The Sunday Times Sri Lanka

The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 13:37:30 -0700

“From Balangoda and Haputale to Koslanda this slope is prone to landslides. It is impossible to evacuate everyone living here. Therefore it is important to continue with awareness programmes,” he said. Between October 20 last year to March 24 this year ...
 
Daily Mail
Sun, 27 Jun 2010 02:46:13 -0700

I am woken in the middle of the night by the silence. A world away from the all-night cabaret that is the bus stop outside our London flat, I have been disturbed by the absence of noise of any description. When I step on to the veranda, the night sky ...

Hiru News

Hiru News
Thu, 15 May 2014 07:03:45 -0700

The reason for the hornets' disturbance was the severe wind condition around the Sigiriya rock. Meanwhile, a group of tea plucker female workers at Glanner Tea Estate in Haputale were also subjected to a hornet attack this afternoon. The Police stated ...

The Guardian

The Guardian
Sun, 05 Apr 2015 22:00:36 -0700

Done Pompeii, Ephesus and Angkor and still thirsting after archeological marvels? The founder of Timeless Travels magazine recommends 10 less well-known sites that can usually be savoured without the crowds. CE7J30 Ancient khmer pyramid in Koh ...
 
Sunday Times.lk
Sat, 27 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0800

From the outside, Sherwood may not look much but its interior is as cosy as any holiday bungalow could be, and it has the additional advantage of being within walking distance of Haputale. Haputale is not everyone's cup of tea and most visitors just ...
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