Madawala is a village in the Central Province of Sri Lanka.

Coordinates: 7.328331°N 80.673552°E / 7.328331; 80.673552
CountrySri Lanka
ProvinceCentral Province
DistrictKandy District
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone)

Madawala is popular for its Madina Central College (National School) or also known as Madina Central College, is one of the leading Tamil/English medium schools in Sri Lanka, which is situated in this village. It has produced several renowned intellectuals, scholars, religious leaders, professors, lawyers, doctors, engineers, computer experts, sportsmen, school principals, teachers, poets, authors, traders, innovative industrialists and soldiers of armed forces of the country. The popular innovative Industrialist for Minerals with Dolomite in Sri Lanka Late Alhaj Azeez Muhammedh Rauf and senior journalist and author Mr.Latheef Farook were born in Madawala. Madawala also has a famous Grand Mosque where the ancestors had dignified the villagers to be always as one group. The Grand Mosque is to be the one and only Jumma mosque of this calibre and many other Thakkiya mosques which have made the inhabitants very easy to pray at a mosque.

Madawala has come into spotlight mainly due to the negative events such as the event that took place in the year 1999 when the opposing political factions took up arms to fight against each other which was only stopped when the Government forces intervened and the more recent event in 2001 where 10 Muslim boys who supported the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress were shot dead by then Government Party activists.[1][2][3]

Recently Ashraff Memorial Building[4] was built in the grounds of Madawala Madina Central college ( in memory of M. H. M. Ashraff who was the founder of Sri Lanka Muslim Congress. This area is well linked with the Kandy city by good road network.

See also


  1. "Curfew again as violence continues". The Sunday Times. Colombo, Sri Lanka. 9 December 2001. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  2. Farook, Faraza; de Silva, Nilika (16 December 2001). "It's him, say Madawala survivors". The Sunday Times. Colombo, Sri Lanka. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  3. "Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka: killing of ten supporters of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC), as a result of parliamentary elections". Geneva, Switzerland: World Organisation Against Torture. 17 December 2001. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  4. "Ashraff Memorial Hospital".
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