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|Elevation||11.0 m (36.1 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone)|
In 1861 the Church Mission Society sent Rev. John Backus to Pallai to establish a Christian community in the town. This led to the construction and dedication of St. Andrew's Church on 30 November 1895.
Pallai is located on the (A9) Kandy-Jaffna Highway.
It is served by a railway station on the national network which has been until recently out of use due to war damage. In 2009, agreements have been made to restore the line to use. The railway resumed operation on 4 March 2014.
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