Everyday Lankan History

Hunupitaya (near watalla)

This area is located north of Colombo, in Wattala, across the Kelani river towards Negombo. It is near the current Hunupitiya railway station. In the 18th century this is where predominantly the Hunu caste, lime burners, lived.

This was the home village of Francina Farnando, where she was born in 1738 along with her siblings. Read more about Francina here: