Wariyapola, Kurunegala

Wariyapola is a notable town located in the Kurunegala District of Sri Lanka's North Western Province. Positioned approximately 94 metres above sea level, Wariyapola is about 20 kilometres from Kurunegala and approximately 100 kilometres from Colombo. The town is historically significant due to Wariyapola Sri Sumangala Thero, who famously replaced the Union Jack with the Sinhalese lion flag in 1815, marking an important event in Sri Lanka's history. Wariyapola is also known for its meaning in Sinhalese, "place for plane landing," which is linked to ancient legends about King Ravana's chariot.

Wariyapola provides a serene yet well-connected living environment. The town’s economy is predominantly driven by agriculture, with significant contributions from paddy, coconut, and rubber plantations. Additionally, Wariyapola hosts the Sri Lanka School of Agriculture, which plays a pivotal role in agricultural education and training, further boosting the local economy and providing employment opportunities.

Residents enjoy access to essential amenities such as local markets, schools, and healthcare facilities. The community is known for its close-knit nature, with a strong sense of cultural heritage reflected in local festivals and events. The presence of historical landmarks like the Wariyapola Sri Sumangala Raja Maha Viharaya adds to the town’s charm and cultural significance.
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City Insights

tick iconSituated 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

  • Wariyapola Clock Tower

  • Wariyapola Pradeshiya Sabhawa.jpg

  • BOC Wariyapola Branch

  • Divisional Hospital - Wariyapola

  • Wariyapola Market Complex

  • Cargills Food City and IOC Filling Station


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Bus Routes

4Colombo - Wariyapola - Mannar
5Colombo - Wariyapola - Kurunegala
57Fort - Wariyapola - Anuradhapura

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.
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 hospitals, educational institutions, and recreational facilities.
tick iconPeaceful and laid-back atmosphere, ideal for a relaxed lifestyle.
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 iconAbundant natural beauty with paddy fields, coconut plantations, and rubber estates.

What needs attention?

tick iconRoad conditions may not be well-maintained in some areas.
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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Environment3.5 out of 5

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