Kaduwela, Western Province

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Kaduwela is located in Sri Lanka
Coordinates: 6°56′8″N 79°59′2″E / 6.93556°N 79.98389°E / 6.93556; 79.98389
Country  Sri Lanka
Province Western Province
District Colombo District
Time zone Sri Lanka Standard Time (UTC+5:30)
Postal code 10640
Website www.kaduwela.mc.gov.lk

Kaduwela (Sinhala: කඩුවෙල, Tamil: கடுவலை) is a suburb of Colombo city in Colombo District, Western Province, Sri Lanka. It is located about 16 km from Colombo city center on Colombo - Avissawella Old Road (Low Level Road) and about 18 km from Kollupitiya on New Kandy Road.


Kaduwela was originally Kadudevola, a compound of Kadu (sword) and Devola (shrine). It was the location of a shrine of the goddess Pattini, linked to a golden sword used in the 'water cutting' ritual. The shrine is called the Purana Rankadu Pattini Maha Devale (ancient great shrine of the golden-sword Pattini).

According to Robert Percival of the 19th Regiment of Foot, during the Revolt of 1797 against the Dutch, the Sinhalese threw up earthworks and established a fort here.

After the British defeat in the 1st Kandyan War, Kaduwela was occupied by a small force of British sepoys and lascoreens. They were later reinforced by a mixed force of European troops and sepoys under Captain Charles Wilkinson Mercer of the 51st Regiment, prior to the Battle of Hanwella.

Kaduwela Municipal Council[edit]

Kaduwela also has the Municipal Council. Kaduwela Municipal Council contains some zones such as;

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