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Polgahawela is a town located in north western Sri Lanka. It is most notable for being a major railway junction.
Polgahawela is situated in the North Western Province of Sri Lanka, and is located approximately 80 km (50 mi) north-east from the capital city of Colombo; 50 km (31 mi) from Kandy; 20 km (12 mi) from Kurunegala; and 65 km (40 mi) from Bandaranayake International Airport. It is the location of an important railway junction in Sri Lanka Railways' network, connecting the Main Line, which runs from Colombo to Badulla and the Northern Line, which runs through to the northern port of Kankesanthurai.
The town is notable for a major railway accident that occurred in 2005.
Pothuhera Allawwa Polgahawela Panaliiya Thismalpola Rambukkana
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- Malcolm Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo and a cardinal, was born here.
- Gregory Shantha Kumara Francis, the Bishop of Kurunegala, was born here
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