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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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249 news items

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 22:18:58 -0800

Traffic along the Bandarawela – Haputale road has been disrupted due to a collapse of a tree in the Galwala area. Police said that they have taken steps to cut of power to the area in order to remove the tree from the road. Police further said that ...
The Hindu
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:01:16 -0800

Two other workers swiftly loaded one sack after another onto a truck parked at the curving road margin in Haputale in Sri Lanka's Uva Province. The scenic town is less than 30 kms away from Koslanda, which on October 29 experienced a massive landslide ...


Wed, 19 Nov 2014 23:07:30 -0800

Photo: Ishara S.kodikara, AFP/Getty Images TOPSHOTS A Sri lankan Tamil woman walks along railway tracks during a heavy downpour in Haputale on November 19, 2014. The Sri Lankan province of Uva has been experiencing heavy rains. AFP PHOTO/ ...

The Star Online

Colombo Page
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 22:36:30 -0700

The level-2 warning covered Badulla, Bandarawela, Ella divisional secretariat divisions and Ella-Wellawaya Road, Haputale- Beragala Road, Beragala-Wellawaya Road, Badulla-Spring Valley Road, Passara-Lunugala Road and Etampitiya-Welimada Road.
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 ...


Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:32:20 -0700

Even though it is the hardest part of the climb, we can do it. Since we are talking about Uva, we must have surpassed Beragala by now as well. We must go to Haputale now. We can climb that mountain. I say to you now that we will go there and we will win!


Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:33:50 -0700

Landslide warnings have been issued for Bandarawela, Ella, Passara, Uva-Paranagama, Haldummulla, Haputale and Hali-Ela in the Badulla District. Those traveling along the Ella- Wellawaya Road, Haputale Beragala Road, Badulla – Mahiyangannawa ...
The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:23:35 -0700

NBRO has also issued landslide warnings to all divisional secretariat areas in the Kandy district , for Balangoda and Imbulpe District Secretariat Divisions in the Ratnapura District and for Ella, Passara, Uva Paranagama, Haputale, Haldumulla and Hali ...

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