Polgahawela is a town located in north western Sri Lanka. It is most notable for being a major railway junction.


Location within Sri Lanka
Coordinates: 7°20′4″N 80°18′11″E
CountrySri Lanka
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (Sri Lanka)

Polgahawela is situated in the North Western Province of Sri Lanka, and is located approximately 80 km (50 mi) north-east from the capital city of Colombo; 50 km (31 mi) from Kandy; 20 km (12 mi) from Kurunegala; and 65 km (40 mi) from Bandaranayake International Airport. It is the location of an important railway junction in Sri Lanka Railways' network, connecting the Main Line, which runs from Colombo to Badulla and the Northern Line, which runs through to the northern port of Kankesanthurai.

Railway station

Polgahawela's railway station is at the centre of the town and lies at the main junction of the Main Line and the Northern Line.

The town is notable for a major railway accident that occurred in 2005.

Neighbouring stations

Pothuhera Allawwa Polgahawela Panaliiya Thismalpola Rambukkana

Preceding station Sri Lanka Railways[1] Following station
Veyangoda   Udarata Menike   Panaliya
  Podi Menike   Panaliya
  Tikiri Menike   Panaliya
  Senkadagala Menike   Panaliya
Veyangoda   Rajarata Rajina   Potuhara
Walakumbura   Commuter Rail   Terminus

Notable people

See also


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