Kalawana

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Kalawana

කුකුළු කෝරලේ
Town
Kalawana is located in Sri Lanka
Kalawana
Kalawana
Coordinates: 6°31′53.48″N 80°23′48.3″E / 6.5315222°N 80.396750°E / 6.5315222; 80.396750Coordinates: 6°31′53.48″N 80°23′48.3″E / 6.5315222°N 80.396750°E / 6.5315222; 80.396750
CountrySri Lanka
ProvinceSabaragamuwa Province
DistrictRatnapura District
Area
 • Total379 km2 (146 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)
 • Total51,307
 • Density135.4/km2 (351/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (Sri Lanka Standard Time)

Kalawana (Sinhala: කලවාන) is a town in the Ratnapura District, Sabaragamuwa Province.

Kalawana town is situated approximately 38 km (24 mi) away from Ratnapura and 100 km (62 mi) to the south-east of Colombo.

Gem Trade, Tea Plantation and Tourism had been the main source of income for many families in Kalawana for decades.

Kalawana is in the vicinity of the Sinharaja Forest Reserve which is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and a biodiversity hotspot in Sri Lanka.

The Kukule Ganga Dam is also located in Kalawana area on the Kukule river.

Climate[edit]

Ratnapura - Kalawana belongs to the wet zone of Sri Lanka where ample amount of rain is received throughout the year. The average temperature is 30 degrees Celsius during day time and high humidity is sometimes experienced.

Schools[edit]

  • Kalawana Central College (National School)
  • Gamini Central College
  • Rambuka e Village School
  • Weddagala Dakuna Vidyalaya
  • Pothupitiya Maha Vidyalaya