Kirindiwela

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search


Kirindiwela is a town in the Western Province of Sri Lanka. It is the main administrative centre for the "Dompe" electorate in Gampaha district. The postal code of Kirindiwela is 11730.

Government Institutions

  • Assistant Government Agent's office Local administrative center of the central government (Dompe Divisional Secretariat) http://www.ds.gov.lk/ds/dompe
  • Dompe Pradeshiya Sabhawa Local government office
  • Kirindiwela Police Station

Transportation

The Kirindiwela bus depot provides a local public transport centre and the garage run by the Sri Lanka Transport Board.

Education

  • Kirindiwela Madya Maha Vidyalaya: Central College
  • Kirindiwela Maha Vidyalaya: High School

Notable institutions

Notable institutions close to Kirindiwela town includes:

  • Meethirigala Nissarana Vanaya:[1] Arguably the most renowned meditation centre in Sri Lanka. Monks live in Kutis (living quarters) in dense low-country jungle on a hill. There are English speaking meditation teachers with student monks from all over the world. (Alternative spelling 'Mithirigala')
  • Vedagama: ('Village of Healing’) Only village in Sri Lanka completely populated by indigenous medical practitioners. Established as a part of former PresidentRanasinghe Premadasa’s “Gam Udawa ” (Village Awakening) program.

Notable people

Notable people related to Kirindiwela area:

See also

References

  1. ^ "Nissarana Vanaya contact".

External links

Coordinates: 7°02′N 80°08′E / 7.033°N 80.133°E / 7.033; 80.133