Bandarawela Learning Center
The learning center in Bandarawela is the first BOOKBRIDGE learning center in Sri Lanka. It opened in June 2016. Community Hero Sujitha Miranda set up the center together with the participants of our capability program.
Bandarawela is a bustling market town in Uva province, 190km from Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo. In Bandarwela you find mosques, Hindu temples, Buddhist statues and centuries-old churches lining the streets in between busy shops and bakeries. The climate here is cooler than the rest of the country, being at a higher elevation. The majority of the people here are engaged in agriculture or work on the nearby tea plantations. Bandarawela is a Sinhala majority town, but it is also home to other ethnic groups such as Indian Tamils, Sri Lanka Moors and Sri Lanka Tamils.