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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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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:48:45 -0700

1. See where Lipton started. Sir Thomas Lipton 's Ceylon tea company has its roots in Haputale, a town in Sri Lanka's misty Hill Country. In 1890 the Scottish entrepreneur bought plantations there and began shipping the leaves that fueled an empire ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:37:30 -0700

They don't have to be, sorry to use the word, beggars anymore,” says Udith Lokubandara, a young UPFA parliamentarian who was distributing notebooks to a group of pre-school children in Haputale, a town in Badulla district, that morning. The provincial ...
The Island.lk (subscription)
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 19:37:30 -0700

Usually the UNP would win Haputale and Passara because of the CWC vote but we lost this time in those two electorates because the CWC backed the government. The UNP got 44.7% in the Badulla district even without the CWC's support which I think is a ...
Sunday Leader
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 12:35:47 -0700

According to Chamikara, the catchment area of the Weli Oya project has been acquired by Haputale MP Uditha Lokubandara to be given for a golf course and for a large hotel project. “In addition, Lokubandara has earmarked yet another 100 acres in ...
Colombo Page
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:45:00 -0700

Police media spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana earlier said there were not vey many post-election violence incidents reported from the UVA province following the Saturday's election except a single incident in Haputale area. He said the Police have taken ...
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 06:07:30 -0700

Police media spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana says there is no post election violence incident reported from the UVA province except a single incident in Haputale area. The Police have taken utmost measures to maintain low and order in the province.
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 06:07:30 -0700

The UPFA has been able to win UNP's most powerful electorate such as Passara, Haputale and Mahiyanganaya. At a press briefing held in the SLFP headquarters in Colombo today he said the election was held in utmost peaceful manner. He thanked the ...

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El Comercio (blog)
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 11:05:23 -0700

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