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Anamaduwa, Puttalam

Anamaduwa, located in the Puttalam District of Sri Lanka's North Western Province, is a picturesque town with a rich historical background and a vibrant local culture. Situated about 28 km from Puttalam, Anamaduwa is surrounded by lush greenery, paddy fields, and coconut plantations, reflecting its agrarian roots. The town’s name has historical significance, believed to be derived from "Ali Maduwa" (elephant kraal), indicating its ancient association with King Dutugemunu's warrior Nandimitra who settled here with his battalion of elephants.


Anamaduwa's economy is primarily driven by agriculture, but it also benefits from tourism due to its historical sites and natural beauty. The town is known for its peaceful environment and the warm hospitality of its residents. The community is diverse, including Sinhalese, Tamil, and Muslim populations, which contribute to the town’s rich cultural tapestry. The town’s tropical climate, with warm temperatures year-round, is ideal for agriculture and outdoor activities.
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City Insights

tick iconCentrally located in the Puttalam District, providing easy access to major cities and natural attractions.
tick iconThe economy is predominantly based on agriculture, with emerging tourism contributing to local income.
tick iconDiverse cultural heritage with a mix of ethnicities and religions, reflected in local festivals and traditions.
tick iconThe town’s name is believed to be derived from "Ali Maduwa" (elephant kraal), indicating its ancient association with King Dutugemunu's warrior Nandimitra who settled here with his battalion of elephants​.

Known Landmarks

  • Post Office - Anamaduwa

  • BOC - Anamaduwa

  • Ceypetco Filling Station - Anamaduwa

  • Clock Tower - Anamaduwa

  • Main Bus Stand - Anamaduwa

  • People's Bank - Anamaduwa

  • Supermarket Complex - Anamaduwa

Connectivity

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Bus Routes

4/9Colombo - Anamaduwa
895Chilaw - Anamaduwa

New Developments

tick iconCurrently, there are no new developments reported in this area.
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What’s great here?

tick iconGood road networks and reliable public transportation via buses.
tick iconBeautiful natural surroundings with lush paddy fields and ample pockets of greenery.
tick iconAccess to essential services and vibrant local markets.
tick iconGenerally low crime rates and a strong sense of community security.
tick iconLush green landscapes promoting a healthy and tranquil living environment.
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What needs attention?

tick iconLimited public transport options in terms of bus routes and frequency.
tick iconLack of connectivity via rail.
tick iconNeed for more advanced private healthcare facilities and specialised medical services.
tick iconLimited entertainment options such as shopping centres and theatres.
tick iconOccasional incidence of crime in certain neighbourhoods.
tick iconInconsistent waste management practices in certain areas.

Neighbourhood Rating

3.8

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Safety & Security4.5 out of 5
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Environment4.5 out of 5

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