Rock piercing in Pahala Kadugannawa

Location in Sri Lanka

Coordinates: 7°15′13″N 80°31′39″E / 7.25361°N 80.52750°E / 7.25361; 80.52750Coordinates: 7°15′13″N 80°31′39″E / 7.25361°N 80.52750°E / 7.25361; 80.52750
Country  Sri Lanka
Province Central Province
District Kandy District
Elevation 1,558 ft (475. m)
Time zone +5.30

Kadugannawa is a town in Kandy District in the Central Province of Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. It is located along the A1 road west of Peradeniya. The town is served by Kadugannawa Railway Station and has the Kadugannawa Central College.[1]

Dawson Tower

Under the direction of William Francis Dawson the first modern highway Colombo - Kandy Road was built in 1820 and William Francis Dawson died before the completion of the project. For the memory of William Francis Dawson the Dawson Tower was built in Kadugannawa.


Since 2014 it is the location of the national railway museum.


  1. "Kadugannawa". Maplandia World Gazeteer. Retrieved March 8, 2009.
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