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Kurunegala City Map

Kurunegala city of Sri Lanka is the capital of Kurunegala district and Wayambe Province (the North Western Province). This city is important in terms of the roadway and railway connection it provides to connect to many important cities of Kurunegala. Kurunegala, the name comes from the words 'Kurune' and 'Singala'. Kurune means an elephant with tasks and Singala refers to rock. Earlier, Kurunegala was called Hasthishailya-pura and Athugal-pura.

Places to Visit in Kurunagela, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka being a culturally rich state and home to many south Asian kings has its historical importance felt everywhere in the country. There are interesting tourist spots to explore from Kurunegala and traveling is convenient thanks to the excellent roadway and conveyance system. Among the archaeological interests you can visit the Parakramapura or Panduvasnuwara, Dambadeniya and Yapavuwa.

Roadway connection from Kurunegala: Colombo, Kandy, Anuradhapura, Batticaloa, Negombo, Trincomalee, Puttalam and Rambukkana Railway Connections from Kurunegala: Jaffna

Kurunegala had been th one time capital of Sri Lanka. King Buvanekabahu II (1293-1302) and King Parakramabahu IV (1302-1326) were the two most important kings who are to be credited for bringing prominece to this district and city if only for half a century. Previously being a notorious breeding ground of Malaria, this was a scarcely populated region of Sri Lanka.

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