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Polgahawela is located in Sri Lanka
Location within Sri Lanka
Coordinates: 7°20′4″N 80°18′11″E / 7.33444°N 80.30306°E / 7.33444; 80.30306Coordinates: 7°20′4″N 80°18′11″E / 7.33444°N 80.30306°E / 7.33444; 80.30306
Country Sri Lanka
Time zone Sri Lanka (UTC+05:30)
Website www.polgahawelatown.com

Polgahawela is a town located in north western Sri Lanka. It is most notable for being a major railway junction.

Polgahawela is situated in the North Western Province of Sri Lanka, and is located approximately 80 km (50 mi) north-east from the capital city of Colombo; 50 km (31 mi) from Kandy; 20 km (12 mi) from Kurunegala; and 65 km (40 mi) from Bandaranayake International Airport. It is the location of an important railway junction in Sri Lanka Railways' network, connecting the Main Line, which runs from Colombo to Badulla and the Northern Line, which runs through to the northern port of Kankesanthurai.

Railway station[edit]

A train at Polgahawela railway station.

Polgahawela's railway station is at the centre of the town and lies at the main junction that joins two railway lines; one coming from the upcountry of Sri Lanka and another from the northern part of the country.

The town is notable for a major railway accident that occurred in 2005.

Neighbouring stations[edit]

Pothuhera Allawwa Polgahawela Panaliiya Thismalpola Rambukkana

Preceding station Sri Lanka Railways[1] Following station
Veyangoda   Udarata Menike   Panaliya
  Podi Menike   Panaliya
  Tikiri Menike   Panaliya
  Senkadagala Menike   Panaliya
Veyangoda   Rajarata Rajina   Potuhara
Walakumbura   Commuter Rail   Terminus

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]