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Wennappuwa is a small town in Puttalam District, located in the North Western Province, Sri Lanka. The village of Wennappuwa is mentioned in the Culavamsa' (pp 97) as a small farming hamlet. An old church made of wattle and daub, consecrated to St. Joseph was put up in Gangoda in 1850. Very Rev. Fr. Contentious Chounavel (OMI) a French Missionary the founder of the new St. Joseph's church arrived at Wennappuwa between (1861-1863 A.D.) There were only 300 families then. His sole intention was to gather those families whose staunch faith was strong and visible, under one roof. The roads were coming up and he realized that a new church should be built by the main road in order to accommodate the growing population. The brother of Utuwankande Sura Saradiel of Mawanella, lived with his family at Haldanduwana and learnt sculpture under Rev. Fr. Chounavel who was the Parish Priest of Haldanduwana and a master of sculpture. The great historical statue of St. Joseph on the front facade of the St. Joseph's Church Wennappuwa was sculptured by him. The church (1880 AD), which is a symbol of unity and co-existence, stands by the Negombo-Chilaw main road in the heart of Wennappuwa town. Wennapuwa is home to the Joseph Vaz College and the Holy Family Girls' school. New wennappuwa town has more than 500 business men. The Wennappuwa Business association is the Largest business association in Wennappuwa. It represent almost all business men in Wennappuwa. Recently they develop the lake near wennappuwa town.


Find the best activities, restaurants and things to do in Wennappuwa, Sri Lanka. Explore Wennappuwa travel guide before you plan your trip here. After your splendid visit to Wennappuwa, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Colombo. Take a short trip from Wennappuwa 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. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

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Facts and Stats for Wennappuwa*

  • Pollution Statistics in Wennappuwa

    Know the pollution level of Wennappuwa before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 70 (High)
    • Water Pollution 70 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 60 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 80 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 35 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 90 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 70 (High)
  • Wennappuwa: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 62.5 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 62.5 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 37.5 (Low)
    • Attacks 37.5 (Low)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 50 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 37.5 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 37.5 (Low)
  • Living in Wennappuwa - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 50.78 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 68.71 (High)
    • Pollution Index 79.31 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 15 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 97.22 (Very 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 Wennappuwa

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.13 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 17.22 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 38.62 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 31.31 USD

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

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