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The entrance sign to Demodara
The entrance sign to Demodara
Demodara is located in Sri Lanka
Coordinates: 6°54′00″N 81°03′00″E / 6.90000°N 81.05000°E / 6.90000; 81.05000Coordinates: 6°54′00″N 81°03′00″E / 6.90000°N 81.05000°E / 6.90000; 81.05000
CountrySri Lanka
900 m (3,000 ft)
 • Total3,990
 • Density537.6/km2 (1,392/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+6 (Summer time)

Demodera is a town in the central highlands of Sri Lanka, located in the Badulla District of Uva Province.

It is approximately 14 km (9 mi) south of Badulla (the capital of Uva Province), on the A16 (Beragala - Hali Ela road).


It is served by railway station of the Sri Lanka Railways on the Badulla branch. There is a spiral at this location. It is easily visible from the Demodara railway station. This involves a tunnel which actually runs beneath the Demodara railway station. On the track which exists, the tunnel winds around a mountain, continuously ascending to end up at a higher elevation on what was the mountain under which the tunnel is built.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Gyan C. A. Fernando (2001). "Colombo to Badulla on the Udarata Menike Express". Great Railway Journeys of the World. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
  2. ^ Aryadasa Ratnasinghe (13 June 1999). "Train to Badulla". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 2008-11-01.

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