Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Mabodale Greenery Srilanka

Mabodale is a village in Gampaha District of Sri Lanka, with lush green surroundings. It is situated approximately 12 km away from the City of Gampaha, 15 km from the City of Negombo and also in close proximity to suburban areas of Divulapitiya, Minuwangoda and Veyangoda. Mabodale is about 20 square km in extent and has a population of approx. "5000". Sinhalese is the mother tongue of the villagers but English is understood by many. Paddy and betel cultivation had been the main source of income for many families for decades. However with the rapid industrialization in Sri Lanka, the younger generation has moved to other options like working in nearby industrial zones or in the capital Colombo as executives or office staff.The main showpiece of Mabodale is its water reservoir called "Mabodale Weva". The catchment area is mainly large private lands with coconut cultivation. The “Weva” has been a popular spend-the-day place for many locals living in and around Mabodale. The beautiful stretches of paddy cultivation add glamor to the village. Mabodale has four main Buddhist temples where Buddhist monks are living. The villagers offer arms to Buddhist monks as a daily routine. Almost all of the dwellers of this village are Sinhalese Buddhists. Many religious programs are being conducted at these temples on full moon poya days.



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