Embilipitiya, Ratnapura

Embilipitiya, a rapidly growing town in the Ratnapura District of Sri Lanka’s Sabaragamuwa Province, is renowned for its proximity to Udawalawe National Park, vibrant local culture, and strategic location. Situated approximately 180 km southeast of Colombo and about 40 km from Ratnapura, Embilipitiya serves as a key gateway for tourists visiting the Udawalawe National Park. The town is characterised by its bustling markets, diverse wildlife, and the scenic Chandrika Lake.

Embilipitiya has seen substantial development in recent years, driven by improvements in infrastructure and tourism-related investments. The town’s economy is primarily based on agriculture, tourism, and small-scale industries. Local markets are vibrant, offering fresh produce, handmade crafts, and other local goods.
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City Insights

tick iconWell-connected by major roads, facilitating easy access to Colombo, Ratnapura, and other areas.
tick iconSituated in the Sabaragamuwa Province, strategically positioned near major wildlife attractions.
tick iconDriven by agriculture, tourism, and small-scale industries.
tick iconRich in cultural heritage with significant contributions from agriculture and tourism.

Known Landmarks

  • Clock Tower Embilipitiya

  • Embilipitiya Bus Stand

  • Jaya Sri Maha Bodimalu Viharaya Embilipitiya

  • Post Office Embilipitiya

  • Public Market Embilipitiya


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Bus Routes

3Embilipitiya - Colombo
11Matara - Embilipitiya
11-2Karapitiya - Embilipitiya
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New Developments

tick iconCurrently, there are no new developments reported in this area.

What’s great here?

tick iconGood road connections to Colombo, Ratnapura, and other major cities.
tick iconRegular bus services enhance accessibility.
tick iconAccess to fresh agricultural produce and local goods.
tick iconAccess to a variety of goods and services at local markets and shopping centres.
tick iconGenerally safe with low crime rates and a strong sense of community.
tick iconClean and well-maintained public areas and natural landscapes.
tick iconProximity to green spaces and wildlife attractions like Udawalawe National Park.

What needs attention?

tick iconTraffic congestion during peak hours on main roads.
tick iconLimited public transport options late at night.
tick iconNeed for more comprehensive healthcare and educational facilities to cater to the increasing population.
tick iconNeed for more recreational facilities and modern amenities.
tick iconEnhancements needed in street lighting in certain areas.
tick iconA need for better waste management practices to protect the natural environment.

Neighbourhood Rating


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Connectivity & Commute3.5 out of 5
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Lifestyle & Facilities3.5 out of 5
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Safety & Security4 out of 5
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Environment4.5 out of 5

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