Divulapitiya

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Divulapitiya

දිවුලපිටිය
திவுலபிடிய
Divulapitiya is located in Sri Lanka
Divulapitiya
Divulapitiya
Coordinates: 7°13′0″N 80°0′56″E / 7.21667°N 80.01556°E / 7.21667; 80.01556Coordinates: 7°13′0″N 80°0′56″E / 7.21667°N 80.01556°E / 7.21667; 80.01556
CountrySri Lanka
DistrictGampaha District
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (SLST)
Postal code
11250[1]
Area code(s)031
Websitewww.divulapitiya.ds.gov.lk

Divulapitiya (Sinhalese: දිවුලපිටිය, Tamil: திவுலபிடிய) is a town in Gampaha District, Western Province, Sri Lanka. It is located about 19 km (12 mi) away from Negombo.

Education[edit]

There are a number of Schools in Divulapitiya.[2]

  • Divulapitiya Sri Gnanodaya Central College.
  • Hunumulla Central College.
  • Divulapitiya Ghanawasa College.
  • Aluthepola Walagamba Maha Vidyalaya.

Tourist attractions[edit]

  • Balagalla Saraswathi Pirivena, is an ancient Vihara and Buddhist educational centre located in Divulapitiya. The pirivena was established on 7th march 1903[3] and currently it has been protected as one of archaeological protected monument in Sri Lanka.
  • Balagalla Walawwa, is an archaeologically protected Walawwa in Divulapitiya and it is also the home of late Minister Lakshman Jayakody.[4]

Climate[edit]

The climate in Divulapitiya is classified as Af by the Köppen climate classification. The annual rain fall is about 2540 mm and the average temperature is about 27.0 °C. April is the warmest month with temperature averages 28.0 °C.

Climate data for Divulapitiya
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30.4
(86.7)
30.7
(87.3)
31.4
(88.5)
31.9
(89.4)
30.8
(87.4)
29.9
(85.8)
29.7
(85.5)
29.8
(85.6)
29.9
(85.8)
29.6
(85.3)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30.3
(86.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) 26.1
(79.0)
26.3
(79.3)
27.2
(81.0)
28
(82)
27.9
(82.2)
27.3
(81.1)
27.2
(81.0)
27.4
(81.3)
27.1
(80.8)
26.6
(79.9)
26.4
(79.5)
26.2
(79.2)
26.9
(80.4)
Average low °C (°F) 21.8
(71.2)
22
(72)
23.1
(73.6)
24.1
(75.4)
25
(77)
24.8
(76.6)
24.7
(76.5)
25
(77)
24.3
(75.7)
23.6
(74.5)
22.8
(73.0)
22.4
(72.3)
23.6
(74.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 79
(3.1)
82
(3.2)
144
(5.7)
266
(10.5)
376
(14.8)
214
(8.4)
150
(5.9)
119
(4.7)
224
(8.8)
377
(14.8)
333
(13.1)
176
(6.9)
2,540
(99.9)
Average precipitation days 7 4 8 14 16 14 11 9 13 19 16 10 141
Source: climate-data.org,[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Divulapitiya". sri-lankan.net. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Schools". Divulapitiya divisional secretariat. 21 November 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Balagalla Saraswathi Pirivena celebrates Golden Jubilee". Daily News (Sri Lanka). 5 April 2003. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  4. ^ "ලක්‍ෂමන් ජයකොඩි සූරීන් පිළිබඳ කෙටි සටහනක්‌ (In Sinhala)". Divaina. 5 September 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  5. ^ "CLIMATE: DIVULAPITIYA". climate-data.org. Retrieved January 3, 2016.

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