Wennappuwa, Puttalam

Wennappuwa, a picturesque town in the Puttalam District of Sri Lanka's North Western Province, is renowned for its serene environment, rich cultural heritage, and strong sense of community. Approximately 18 km north of Negombo, Wennappuwa is a town where traditional values meet modern development. The area is predominantly agrarian, with extensive paddy fields, coconut plantations, and fishing communities contributing to the local economy.

The town is characterised by its welcoming atmosphere and the warm hospitality of its residents. Wennappuwa's population is a diverse mix of Sinhalese, Tamil, and Muslim communities, each adding unique cultural elements that enrich the local way of life. The town’s religious diversity is evident in its numerous places of worship, including temples, churches, and mosques, where various cultural and religious festivals are celebrated with great enthusiasm.

Wennappuwa has seen considerable development in recent years, with new residential projects and commercial establishments springing up, reflecting its growing appeal as a desirable place to live. The local markets are bustling with activity, offering fresh produce, seafood, and local crafts, providing a glimpse into the daily lives of the residents. The community places a strong emphasis on education, with several reputable schools serving the area, and a commitment to maintaining a safe and peaceful living environment.

The town’s natural beauty, combined with its strategic location near major transportation routes, makes it a convenient yet tranquil residential area. The nearby beaches and green landscapes offer ample opportunities for outdoor activities and relaxation. Overall, Wennappuwa is a town that seamlessly blends its rich heritage with the comforts of modern living, making it a cherished home for its residents.

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City Insights

tick iconConveniently situated in the Puttalam District, close to Negombo and other major towns.
tick iconWell-developed road network with bus services to key destinations, and nearby train stations in Negombo and Chilaw.
tick iconPredominantly based on agriculture, fishing, and tourism, with growing small-scale industries.
tick iconDiverse cultural heritage with a mix of Sinhalese, Tamil, and Muslim communities, reflected in local festivals and traditions.
tick iconStrong community ties and a welcoming atmosphere, with ongoing developments improving living standards​.
tick iconRich historical significance with landmarks like St. Joseph’s Church and traditional markets.

Known Landmarks

  • St.joshep college - Wennappuwa

  • Cargills Food City - Wennapuwa

  • Divisional Secretariat Wennappuwa

  • KFC Wennapuwa

  • Pizza Hut - Wennappuwa

  • St. Joseph's Church - Wennappuwa


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Bus Routes

4Wennappuwa - Moratuwa
7Wennappuwa - Colombo
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Nearest Train Stations

3.6kmLunuwila Railway Station

New Developments

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

What’s great here?

tick iconGood road connections with regular bus services to major towns and cities.
tick iconProximity to Negombo affords greater accessibility to more public transport options and a wider road network.
tick iconBeautiful beaches and natural surroundings offer a tranquil lifestyle.
tick iconAvailability of essential services and local markets catering to daily needs.
tick iconGenerally low crime rates and a strong sense of community security.
tick iconLush green landscapes with paddy fields and coconut plantations.
tick iconRenowned for its serene environment, rich cultural heritage, and strong sense of community.

What needs attention?

tick iconAccess to a limited number and frequency of bus routes.
tick iconA need for development and improvement in street lighting and safety in inner road networks.
tick iconNeed for more advanced healthcare facilities and specialised medical services.
tick iconLimited entertainment options such as shopping centres and theatres.
tick iconOccasional incidence of petty crime in certain neighbourhoods.
tick iconUrbanisation is gradually taking a toll on the natural resources and environmental quality.

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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