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Nawalapitiya is a town in Central Province, Sri Lanka. It is in the Kandy District, governed by an Urban Council. It is 38km away from Kandy and 112km from Colombo. It is located 589m above sea level. The town is near Mahaweli Ganga. Nawalapitiya can also be identified as "Peace Town", because the population of Sinhala, Tamil, and Muslims peacefully co-exist there.The Indian actor and politician M. G. Ramachandran was born in Nawalapitiya.Nawalapitiya holds a special place in locomotive transportation in Sri Lanka since it is one of the railway's three transport division headquarters. Nawalapitiya Railway station is the second longest station in Sri Lanka, the first one being Rambukkana.Economy and InfrastructureThe town's economy depends mainly upon tea cultivation.Tea cultivationThe following Estates cultivating tea are in the vicinity of Nawalapitiya. Kenilworth Group (includes Strathellie, Gneiss Rock, Black Stone and Kenilworth Estates) Westmoreland Mount Jean Barnagala (amalgamated with Craighead Estate) Craighead (includes Upper & Lower Somerset Estates) Dotel Oya Group (includes Alikedeniya & Mooroottie Estates) Ingurugala Kelle Group Malgolla Meddegoda Monte Cristo (includes Upper, Galbodde, New Clearing and Cholankanda Estates) Nagastenne Group Oonankande Paragalla Pennyland Upper Raxawa Barcaple Goorookoya Group Greenwood Imbulpitiya Kataboola Kolapathana Oonoogaloya Queensberry Ravenscraigh Donside Westhall Kandaloya
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