Location in Sri Lanka
|Coordinates: 7°10′6″N 79°59′40″E / 7.16833°N 79.99444°ECoordinates: 7°10′6″N 79°59′40″E / 7.16833°N 79.99444°E|
|• Municipal Council||Minuwangoda|
|• Headquarters||Grama Niladhari Division (106)|
|• Total||15.00 km2 (5.79 sq mi)|
|Elevation||23 m (75 ft)|
|• Total||~ 2,250|
|• Density||150/km2 (400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||SLST (UTC+05:30)|
Dewalapola is a small rural area in Minuwangoda Divisional Secreteriate of Gampaha District, Western Province, Sri Lanka. It is situated on the 245/1 Nittambuwa - Katunayake / Airport bus route between Veyangoda and Minuwangoda.
The major landuses in the area are rubber, coconut, MHG, rice and pineapples. Dewalapola is the home of Sri Sudarshanarama Purana Viharaya, Minu / Ananda Maha Vidyalaya (AMV), a public library, a post office and an Ayurvedic Center of the Department Of Ayurveda, Ministry Of Indigenous Medicine.
The name Dewalapola is a compound formed of Dewele (of two times) and Pola (place) which means a place that used twice (a day). Accordance with the historical scripts found in Sri Lanka, for example Mahawamsa and Rajavaliya, Udugampola Rajadhaniya (the Kingdom of Udugampola) was being ruled by King Sakakalavallabha when his elder half brother, Buwanakabahu, owned the throne under the name of Dharma Parakramabahu IX(1508 AD - 1528 AD) of the Kingdom of Kotte succeeding his father King Veera Parakramabahu.
King Sakalakalavallabha with one of his Raja Shilpis, named Balasuriya Kankanama, the devoted superintendent of irrigation of the kingdom, used to take rest for refreshments at Dewalapola twice a day on his way to and from the construction site of Mabodale wewa.
Population by Age
- - Elevation of Dewalapola
- Source; The Electoral Registry -> Gampaha Electoral District / E - Minuwangoda / 17 - Dewalapola.
- "Minuwangoda Divisional Secretariat".
- "Climate of rice growing regions in Sri Lanka".
- Ancient Preaching Hall in Dewalapola Sri Sudarshanarama. (PDF).
- "Dewalapola Sub-Post Office".
- "Department Of Ayurveda Ministry Of Indigenous Medicine".
- "The Kandyan Rebellion".
- "Kotte Kingdom".
- "Administration of the Udugampola Sub- kingdom : A Historical and Archaeological Legacy".
- "One of the few irrigation tanks built by ancient kings in the Western Province of Sri Lanka".
- "Gampaha District is divided into 13 Divisional Secretariat Divisions, 1177 GN Divisions and 1810 villages.".