Uva Province

Uva ( singhales. ඌව පළාත ) is the province of Sri Lanka with the second fewest inhabitants ( 1,187,335 ). It was founded in 1896.

It consists of the districts of Badulla and Moneragala. The capital is Badulla.

The main attraction for tourists are the Dunhinda, Diyaluma and Rawana Falls, the Yala National Park, which lies partly in the Southern and Eastern Province, as well as the Gal Oya National Park. Even the latter extends into the Eastern Province. The Gal Oya hills and the Central mountains are the highest elevations, rivers Mahaweli ( Sinhalese: " big - sandy" ) and Menik ( Sinhalese: "Gem ") and the huge reservoirs Senanayake Samudraya and Maduru Oya are the major waterways.

Symbolic of the province is the Namunukula that protrudes from the highest mountains to Badulla. From him you have a spectacular view of the Welimada Basin, the Katharagama and Hambantota beach on clear days.

The mountain Kirigalpottha is the highest mountain in the Haputale mountain range. From him you have a good view of the southern and the Sabaragamuwa Province.


1818 there was an uprising against the British colonial administration, the formerly independent Udarata ( Sinhala: "Highland " ), managed the Uva Province was. The uprising was led by Keppetipola Dissawe, who is revered by the Sinhalese today. He was originally sent by the British to end the rebellion. The rebels captured Matale and Kandy before Keppetipola fell ill and was captured by the British and finally beheaded. Since his head was wider than normal, he was sent to England for testing purposes. After independence, he was returned to Sri Lanka, where it is now exhibited in the Museum of Kandy.

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