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Puttalam District

The administrative district of Puttalam, situates in the North Western province of Sri Lanka and surrounded on the North by Modaragam aru Bordering Mannar district, East by Kurunegala and Anurdhapura districts, South by ‘ Ma Oya’ boardering Gampaha district and West by Indian Ocean.

The district has a land area of 3013 square Kilo meters including inland water bodies and a coastal belt of 288 Kilo meters in length. Deduru Oya, Mee Oya, Battulu Oya and Rathambala Oya, which flow through the district, have contributed immensely for the prosperity of the district in vari ...

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The administrative district of Puttalam, situates in the North Western province of Sri Lanka and surrounded on the North by Modaragam aru Bordering Mannar district, East by Kurunegala and Anurdhapura districts, South by ‘ Ma Oya’ boardering Gampaha district and West by Indian Ocean.

The district has a land area of 3013 square Kilo meters including inland water bodies and a coastal belt of 288 Kilo meters in length. Deduru Oya, Mee Oya, Battulu Oya and Rathambala Oya, which flow through the district, have contributed immensely for the prosperity of the district in various mean.

There are three identifiable climate zones in the district. These are wet zone within Ma Oya and Deduru Oya, an area of Deduru Oya to northern boarder of the district indicate dry and semi arid nature and an area with sand and sand dunes with significance of aridity  in Kalpitiya Peninsular.

It was “Thambapanni” in Puttalam district where the first Singhalese’s king Vijaya firstly set his foot. So this was the place of origin of Sinhalese lineage. Further it was also the dwelling place of “Queni” who helped the Vijaya to become a King. Later, Queni  shifted her dwelling to “Thonigala” in Anamaduwa division as the king Vijaya had married the princess "Bhaddrakachchana"  from India. It is here the longest stone inscription of Sri Lanka also found out.

Some fossils of human who lived B.C 2000 have also been found out in the Ponparippu area at Wanathawilluwa D.S Division in Puttalam District. So the area got the historical significant too.

The Munneswaram Temple, situates in Chilaw D.S. Division is the sacred place for both Hindus and Budhdhists. There was a saying that it was the temple called by the name “Munisoama” during the rule of Dambadeniya Kingdom.

Some archeological articles have been excavated at the area belong to the “Veherabendhi kelaya ancient Rajamaha Vihara, situated adjacent to Deduru Oya within the Arachchikkattuwa D.S.Division.

The St. Ant. Thalawila church, the sacred place of Catholics is also situated in Kalpity D.S division in the district of Puttalam.


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