Puttalam railway station
|Owned by||Sri Lanka Railways|
|Platforms||two side platforms|
|Opened||12 May 1926|
The station is located 135 kilometres (84 mi) from Colombo Fort railway station and 2.04 m (6.7 ft) above sea level.
In 1943 the track from Bangadeniya to Puttalam was removed, as the rails were required on other strategically important routes due to shortages caused by World War II. It was re-laid in 1946 with a number of new stations added to the line. As a result, a new railway station was constructed approximately 1.6 km (0.99 mi) south-east of the town centre, with the old station becoming redundant.
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