Rock piercing in Pahala Kadugannawa
Location in Sri Lanka
|Coordinates: 7°15′13″N 80°31′39″E / 7.25361°N 80.52750°ECoordinates: 7°15′13″N 80°31′39″E / 7.25361°N 80.52750°E|
|Elevation||1,558 ft (475. m)|
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.
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.
- "Kadugannawa". Maplandia World Gazeteer. Retrieved March 8, 2009.