Asia/Sri Lanka/Embilipitiya

Embilipitiya is a rapidly growing town in Ratnapura District in Sri Lanka. In 1970's it was a small town with two or three small boutiques. Under Udawalawe development project, Embilipitiya became a big town and currently it is one of towns in Sri Lanka where there is a modern infrastructure. There are buses from Embilipitiya to Ratnapura and Colombo every five minutes and Embilipitiya bus station is one of the busiest in Southern and Sabaragamuwa region. Embilipitya got branches of almost all private and public banks and also the town is served by number of supermarket chains.

Embilipitiya became an urban council in 2006 and it is the only urban council in Sri Lanka to be promoted from village council and it is a one of four urban councils (Maharagama ,Boralesgamuwa and Hikkaduwa) which was established after colonial era. Embilipitiya is the one of four urban councils (Ratnapura, Kegalle and Balangoda) in Sabaragamuwa province.

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