Wadduwa

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Wadduwa

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Wadduwa is located in Sri Lanka
Wadduwa
Wadduwa
Coordinates: 6°42′48″N 79°54′15″E / 6.71333°N 79.90417°E / 6.71333; 79.90417
CountrySri Lanka
ProvinceWestern Province
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+6 (Summer time)

Wadduwa is a town in the Western Province of Sri Lanka. It is situated on the western coast of Sri Lanka, about 33 km south of Colombo.[1] It spans from 30.5 to 36.5 km area along the Galle Road, 4.5 km to the land side and 1 km to the seaside. It is also famous for its rich cultivation of coconut palms and as a major producer of toddy and vinegar. There are few historical places in the area such as ancient Buddhist temples. Wadduwa is popular for the products made from coconut fibre such as brooms,carpets etc. Wadduwa is governed by Panadura Pradeshiya Sabha.

Origin of the name[edit]

According to folklore, there were many native indigenous doctors in this area in the past. The name for native doctors in Sinalese Language is "veda mahaththayaa", thus comes the name 'veda doova' meaning the land of the native doctors. It has later become "Wadduwa".[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sri Lanka - Wadduwa". Abercrombie & Kent. Retrieved 9 January 2014.

Coordinates: 6°40′N 79°56′E / 6.667°N 79.933°E / 6.667; 79.933