Hettipola, Kurunegala

Hettipola, located in the Kurunegala District of Sri Lanka, is a charming town known for its agricultural heritage and serene environment. Spanning an area of approximately 50 square kilometers, Hettipola offers a peaceful lifestyle amidst lush greenery and scenic landscapes. The town's economy is primarily based on agriculture, with coconut, paddy, and rubber farming being predominant. Additionally, small-scale industries and local businesses contribute to the local economy.

Strategically situated with easy access to major cities like Kurunegala and Colombo, Hettipola is an attractive location for those seeking a quiet and tranquil living environment without being too far from urban conveniences. The town is known for its community spirit and cultural richness, with several temples and traditional festivals that highlight its heritage.

In recent years, Hettipola has seen some infrastructural developments aimed at improving the quality of life for its residents. These developments, coupled with the town's natural beauty, make it a desirable place for residential and commercial investments.
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City Insights

tick iconStrategically situated in the Kurunegala District, providing a balance of rural tranquillity and access to urban centres.
tick iconExcellent road connectivity with major bus routes to Kurunegala, Colombo, Chilaw, and Kuliyapitiya, and proximity to train stations in Kurunegala and Chilaw.
tick iconPredominantly Sinhalese Buddhist presence with vibrant cultural festivals and a deep sense of heritage.
tick iconStrong sense of community, with evolving property development attracting new residents and fostering a welcoming environment.
tick iconThe economy is predominantly agrarian with a strong emphasis on coconut, paddy, and rubber farming, supported by small-scale industries.
tick iconRich historical significance with ancient temples and a long-standing agricultural heritage.

Known Landmarks

  • Mahindodaya College Hettipola

  • Police Station - Hettipola

  • The Grand Rest House Hettipola

  • Main Bus Stand - Hettipola

  • Hettipola Adarsha Prathamika Vidyalaya

  • Ceypetco Filling Station Hettipola


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Bus Routes

649Hettipola - Kurunegala
218-5Kurunegala - Mahiyanganaya
533Kurunegala - Warakapola
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New Developments

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

What’s great here?

tick iconWell-connected via major bus routes and railway lines, making travel to cities like Colombo and Kandy convenient.
tick iconThe development of the Central Expressway enhances connectivity, reducing travel time and fostering economic growth​.
tick iconThe city offers convenient access to a comprehensive range of amenities including shopping centres, hospitals, educational institutions, and recreational facilities.
tick iconOngoing real estate projects like 'Rock City' and 'Imperial' are introducing modern housing and commercial spaces, providing affordable and accessible living options.
tick iconRural areas in Kurunegala have a strong sense of community, contributing to a safer and more welcoming environment​
tick iconUrban developments include considerations for safety and security, with well-planned residential areas and public spaces​.
tick iconBoasts picturesque landscapes with hills, lakes, and forests, offering a serene and attractive environment for residents.

What needs attention?

tick iconIncreasing urbanisation has led to traffic bottlenecks, especially during peak hours, impacting daily commutes.
tick iconDespite extensive bus routes, there is a significant shortage of buses after 8 pm, affecting late-night travel options​.
tick iconWhile urban areas are developing rapidly, there's a need for more balanced commercial growth across the city to avoid overcrowding in certain zones.
tick iconHigh population density in urban centres can lead to overcrowding, putting a strain on resources and potentially increasing petty crimes.
tick iconSome remote areas may require improved security measures to ensure safety for all residents.
tick iconDeforestation and urban sprawl pose significant challenges to the district’s natural ecosystems, requiring effective management and conservation efforts​.

Neighbourhood Rating


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Connectivity & Commute4 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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