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Ruwanwella fort (Sinhalese: රුවන්වැල්ල බලකොටුව), was initially a fortified base camp erected by the Portuguese in 1590s at Ruwanwella, Kegalle. It was captured by Dutch in 1665, who constructed a wooden fort (Ruanelle) but abandoned it within a few years. In 1817 the British built a stone fort on the site with two bastions. Ruwanwella fort is cuurently being used as a police station.


Find the best activities, restaurants and things to do in Ruwanwella, Sri Lanka. Explore Ruwanwella travel guide before you plan your trip here. After your splendid visit to Ruwanwella, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Colombo. Take a short trip from Ruwanwella and set some time aside to explore the Colombo. Dotted with places like Independence Square, Galle Face Green, Seema Malaka; it will definitely be a good idea. Popular vacation packages of Ruwanwella are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Ruwanwella*

  • Ruwanwella: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Ruwanwella for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Ruwanwella.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 100 (Very High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 75 (High)
  • Living in Ruwanwella - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 68.75 (High)
    • Climate Index 69.18 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Ruwanwella

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Ruwanwella

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.13 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 16.29 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 38.64 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 31.33 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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