Welimada

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Welimada
වැලිමඩ (Sinhala)
Welimada is located in Sri Lanka
Welimada
Welimada
Coordinates: 6°54′04″N 80°55′22″E / 6.90111°N 80.92278°E / 6.90111; 80.92278
Country  Sri Lanka
Province Uva Province
Time zone Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone (UTC+5:30)
Postal Code 903XX

Welimada (වැලිමඩ)is a town in the Badulla District of the Uva Province of Sri Lanka.[1][2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

Administration[edit]

The Welimada town is now administered by the Welimada Divisional Council. Notable government institutions include:

  • Divisional Secretariat
  • Police Station
  • Government Hospital

Places of interest[edit]

  • Divurumwela Old Temple
  • Sthripura Cave [7][8]
  • Bomburu ella Waterfall [9]
  • Manabharana Waterfalls - Lunuwattha
  • Boralanda Dairy Farms
  • 18th Railway Tunnel
  • Reservoir of Umaoya Project

Sthripura Cave[edit]

Sthripura Cave is located at Kiriwanagama about 16 km from Welimada. The Cave consists of a series of three caves. It is believed from the legend, The cave had been used by the King Ravana of Sri Lanka to hide the princess Sita. According to the Ramayana, princess Sita was abducted from her husband, Prince Rama of India.[10]

Members of The Parliament[edit]

  • K. D. Sugathadasa 1947 - 1952 [11]
  • Bambarapane M.B. 1952-1956 [12]
  • K. M. P. Rajarathna 1956 -1965 [13]
  • Percy Samaraweera 1965-1970 and 1977-1987[14]
  • R.M Bandara 1970 -1977
  • Ravindra Samaraweera 1987-1988
  • Hema Rathnayake 1994-2000

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 6°54′04″N 80°55′22″E / 6.9011°N 80.9228°E / 6.9011; 80.9228