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Kotalawala Walawwa (Hindagoda)

Kotalawala Walawwa
Kotalawala Walawwa (Sinhala: හිඳගොඩ කොතලාවල වලව්ව) is a Walawwa building located in Hindagoda village on the wayside of Passara-Badulla road in Badulla District, Sri Lanka.

History
Kotalawala Walawwa, Hindagoda
This is the residence of Muhandiram Don Carolis Kotalawala who is considered the largest land proprietor in the Uva Province at the beginning of the 20th century (Wright, 1999). Born in 1847 at Undugoda in Raigam Korale, Katalawala's early life was spent at Kalutara where he was educated (Wright, 1999). In 1864 he bought the Uva and Central Province toll rents and continued to hold them until 1894 (Wright, 1999).
 
Kotalawala was married to Sudu Menika Wijekoon by whom he had four sons and two daughters (Wright, 1999). The stately house put up at Hindagoda off Badulla became their family residence. A photograph of this house under the title "Piya Niwasa" was depicted in Arnold Wright's book the "Twentieth century impressions of Ceylon: its history, people, commerce, industries, and resources" published in 1907 (Wright, 1999). 

A protected monument
The Kotalawala Walawwa situated on the wayside of Badulla-Passara road in 78-K Hindagoda Grama Niladhari Division in the Divisional Secretariat Division of Badulla is an archaeological protected monument, declared by a government Gazette notification published on 22 November 2002.
 
Kotalawala Walawwa
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References
1) The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. No: 1264. 22 November 2002.
2) Wright, A. ed., 1999. Twentieth Century Impressions of Ceylon: Its History, People, Commerce, Industries, and Resources (first published in 1907). Asian Educational Services. pp.853-854.
 
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This page was last updated on 31 May 2022
For a complete tourist map follow this link: Lankapradeepa Tourist Map

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