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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)

Haputale (හපුතලේ in Sinhala Language) is a town of Badulla District in the Uva Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council.[1] 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.[2]

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[3]

Maps[edit]

  • Railway Station [1]

Places of interest[edit]

The Dambatenne tea plantation in Haputale

Adisham Bungalow[edit]

Adisham Bungalow

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 monastery. The Thangamale Bird Sanctuary is located next to the bungalow.

Lipton’s Seat[edit]

Lipton's seat

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lanka Library
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ ds.gov.lk Haputale
  4. ^ Cultural Background
  5. ^ Weather
  6. ^ 1947 GENERAL ELECTION
  7. ^ 1952 GENERAL ELECTION

External links[edit]


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307 news items

NewsGhana.com.gh

Newsfirst
Sun, 14 Feb 2016 06:03:45 -0800

A group of students from the Sabaragamuwa University, were injured in a road accident which occurred on the Bandarawela – Haputale road, on Sunday morning. The collision occurred near the Oththakade Level Crossing on the Bandarawela – Haputale ...

The Sunday Times Sri Lanka

The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
Sat, 13 Feb 2016 17:18:45 -0800

The last was the Rumble in the Jungle where the riders had ridden from Kudaoya to Haputale taking them through rough terrain. Foreign cyclists too had taken part in this event. Amal Suranga and Sumeda Warnakulasuriya took fifth and sixth places.

Sunday Leader

Sunday Leader
Fri, 25 Sep 2015 10:03:45 -0700

Haputale was the last stop on our travels around Sri Lanka. We had been on the roads for two weeks (with a break or two in Colombo), so we were eager to get to our last stop, which was the more relaxing, chilled destination compared to the others! We ...
 
Newsfirst
Tue, 29 Sep 2015 21:11:55 -0700

Four persons died as a result of accidents that occurred in four separate locations within the past 24 hours. Police say that these accidents were reported from Aralagangwila, Haputale, Kattankudy and Bandaragama areas. A 73-year-old person died ...

Newsfirst

Newsfirst
Sat, 12 Dec 2015 00:32:12 -0800

A sub inspector of police assigned to the Haputale Police Station has been arrested for soliciting a bribe of Rs.20,000. The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Briber or Corruption said the police officer was arrested during an investigation ...

Newsfirst

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 ...

Daily Mail

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 ...

Sunday Times.lk

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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