The Council


Bandarawela (Sinhala : බණ්ඩාරවෙල, pronounced [ˈbandarawela]Tamil: பண்டாரவெல) is the second largest town in the Badulla District which is 28 km (17 mi) away from Badulla. Bandarawela is 200 km (120 mi) away from Colombo and about 125 km (78 mi) away from Kandy, the two largest cities of Sri Lanka. Thanks to its higher altitude, compared to surrounding locations, Bandarawela has milder weather conditions throughout the year making it a tourist destination for locals. Bandarawela is within hours reach of surrounding towns and cities by both road and rail. The town is influenced by its colonial history and rests among dense, lush forestation occupying a niche among visitors as a base for eco-tourism.

The Mayor’s Message

Hon. Janaka Nishantha Ratnayaka

First of all, I would like to say what an honor it is to be elected as your Mayor. As I take the seat, my focus is to enthusiastically and sincerely serve the community I live in, work in and most importantly, the one I am proud to call home.

While I enjoyed serving as a council member, I am excited and energized to be your Mayor now, especially during these challenging times that our city is facing.

The demographics of our community have changed tremendously over the last 10 years, yet our heritage and uniqueness are ever present; that is why Bandarawela is such a wonderful and distinctive community to be a part of.

October 2, 2022


“Philanthropic, Prosperous and gregarious city”


To contribute for the provision of a superior service of public health, Thorough fares, Welfare and public utility service in an optimum level utilizing resources efficiently and productively with a participative approach and with a sensation to environment to ensure the social, economical and cultural development of the people in the administrative area of the Bandarwela Municipal Council.





875.16 ha


27.61 persons / ha