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Haputale is located in Sri Lanka
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


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


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



  • Railway Station [1]

Places of interest[edit]

The Dambatenne tea plantation in Haputale
Lipton's seat


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.


Members of Parliament[edit]

The constituency has been represented in Parliament by:


See also[edit]

External links[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
  12. ^ Mr. WPG Ariyadasa

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 06:07:30 -0700

Meanwhile, twelve people have been evacuated from three homes in the Haldummulla area in Haputale, due to the persisting risk of landslides. A major landslide occurred in a five-acre large rubber cultivation, following heavy showers in the area. While ...

Hiru News

Hiru News
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 01:32:38 -0700

An Air Force helicopter has been deployed to inspected the landslide affected area at Damaneeyatenna in Haldummulla, Haputale. An officer attached to the Disaster Management Centre told our news team that they have inspected the area by helicopter on ...
Ceylon Daily News
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:37:30 -0700

The body of a 19-year-old boy who jumped off the Diyaluma Falls in Koslanda with his girlfriend on Sunday evening was found by Police search teams yesterday morning. He was identified as Yogaraj of Nikapotha in Haputale. The Police found the upper part ...

Sunday Leader

Sunday Leader
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 12:23:56 -0700

It was Somawansa who took Wijeweera and his family to the house in Walhaputenna, Haputale. According to the statement of Wijeweera's wife Srimathie Chitraganie, Somawansa played the role of Wijeweera's brother-in-law. It was he who took Wijeweera's ...


Wed, 15 Apr 2015 01:10:39 -0700

One person was killed and eight others injured when a van plunged into a precipice in the Beragala area in Haputale on the evening of Tuesday April 14. The van was travelling from Puttalam to Kataragama when the accident occurred The injured have been ...


Fri, 13 Mar 2015 01:26:15 -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 ...
Sat, 06 Sep 2014 00:08:54 -0700

Election observers say that a stock of goods which was taken into police custody while being taken to be illegally distributed among voters have been allegedly released by the OIC of the Haputale Police Station. A tractor which was also taken into ...

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