Location in Sri Lanka

Coordinates: 7°10′6″N 79°59′40″E / 7.16833°N 79.99444°E / 7.16833; 79.99444Coordinates: 7°10′6″N 79°59′40″E / 7.16833°N 79.99444°E / 7.16833; 79.99444
Country Sri Lanka
Province Western Province
District Gampaha District
  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)
Postal code 11102
Area code(s) 011

Dewalapola is a small rural area in Minuwangoda Divisional Secreteriate of Gampaha District,[1] 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.[2] Dewalapola is the home of Sri Sudarshanarama Purana Viharaya,[3] Minu / Ananda Maha Vidyalaya (AMV), a public library, a post office[4] and an Ayurvedic Center of the Department Of Ayurveda, Ministry Of Indigenous Medicine.[5]


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,[6] Udugampola Rajadhaniya (the Kingdom of Udugampola) was being ruled by King Sakakalavallabha[7] 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.[8]

King Sakalakalavallabha with one of his Raja Shilpis, named Balasuriya Kankanama, the devoted superintendent of irrigation of the kingdom,[9] used to take rest for refreshments at Dewalapola twice a day on his way to and from the construction site of Mabodale wewa.[10]


Population by Age

Age Group Number
18>x 974
18<x 1252
Total 2226

As a percentage.

  under 18 (43.76%)
  Over 18 (56.24%)
  Other (0%)

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