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Wadduwa is located in Sri Lanka
Coordinates: 6°42′48″N 79°54′15″E / 6.71333°N 79.90417°E / 6.71333; 79.90417
Country Sri Lanka
Province Western Province
Time zone Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone (UTC+5:30)
 • Summer (DST) Summer time (UTC+6)

Wadduwa is a town situated in the western coast of Sri Lanka about 33 km south of Colombo.[1] It spans from within the 30.5 to 36.5 km area along the Galle Road and sideways 4.5 km for the land side and around 1 km for the seaside too. It is a very popular tourist attraction in Sri Lanka where you can enjoy the sea waves with bright sunshine in the golden sea shores and the town is blessed with a couple of hotels. It is also famous for its rich cultivation of coconut palms and as a major producer of toddy and vinegar. There are few historical places in the area such as ancient Buddhist temples. Wadduwa is popular for the products made from coconut fibre such as brooms,carpets etc. Wadduwa is governed by Panadura pradeshiya Saba.

Origin of the name[edit]

According to folklore, there were many native indigenous doctors in this area in the past. The name for native doctors in Sinalese Language is "veda mahaththayaa", thus comes the name 'veda doova' meaning the land of the native doctors. It has later become "Wadduwa".

In Arabic language "dowa or dwoa" means medicine.


  1. ^ "Sri Lanka - Wadduwa". Abercrombie & Kent. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 

Coordinates: 6°40′N 79°56′E / 6.667°N 79.933°E / 6.667; 79.933