Shanthipura Colony

Shanthipura Colony
Shanthipura Colony (Sinhala: ශාන්තිපුර ජනපදය) is a settlement in the Kikiliyamana Range of mountains in Nuwara Eliya District, Sri Lanka. Situated 1,692 m above sea level, this is considered the village on the highest elevation in the country (Abeywardana, 2004).

The colony was established in 1960 by T. Willium Fernando, a Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Parliamentarian representing Nuwara Eliya (Abeywardana, 2004). Ranasinha Premadasa, the then Prime Minister renamed it the  Mudungala in 1980 after the infrastructure of the locality was improved (Abeywardana, 2004).

The highest water tank in the country is found on the top of this hill at the end of Shanthipura colony. Fed by the water springs originating from the Kikiliyamana mountain, the waters of this tank are used for the cultivation purposes of the settlement.


1) Abeywardana, H.A.P., 2004. Heritage of Kandurata: Major natural, cultural and historic sites. Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka.  pp.220-221.

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This page was last updated on 23 July 2023

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