digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:

Agriculture

Applied sciences

Arts

Belief

Business

Chronology

Culture

Education

Environment

Geography

Health

History

Humanities

Language

Law

Life

Mathematics

Nature

People

Politics

Science

Society

Technology

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

Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haputale — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.

17 news items

 
Newsfirst
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 ...

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 ...
 
Sunday Leader
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 12:30:00 -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 ...
 
The Island.lk (subscription)
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 17:29:05 -0700

UNP strategist Mangala Samaraweera, MP, on Saturday, (Sept 13) declared that a UNP victory at the forthcoming Uva Provincial Council would pave the way for a powerful Opposition coalition required to help UNP national leader, Ranil Wickremesinghe win ...
 
Newsfirst
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 08:55:26 -0700

“Twenty one (21) acts of election related violence were reported today which includes three incidents related to the use of firearms. Clashes had occurred in Viyaluwa, Haputale and Bandarawela. Over six persons have been injured in these clashes and ...

NDTV

Asian Tribune
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 17:22:30 -0700

The released results shows that the ruling UPFa has won in 7 electorates – Pasara PC, Wiyaluwa PC, Mahiyangana PD, Haputale PD, Uva Paranagamuwa PD, Bibile PD, Bandarawela PC and opposition UNP in three – Hali Ela PD, Welimada PD and in ...
 
SLBC
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.
 
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 ...
Loading

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!