Kegalle is a vast town in Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka. It is situated on the Colombo– Kandy street, roughly 78 km from Colombo and 40 km from Kandy. It is the principle town in the Kegalle District, or, in other words two areas which include Sabaragamuwa Province. The town is represented by a Urban Council. The encompassing zone produces graphite, valuable stones and farming items, for example, rice.
Kegalle has an agrarian based economy and for the most part delivers elastic. Kegalle is the closest town to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, a noteworthy vacation destination in the region, or, in other words toward the north-east. The historical backdrop of the region goes back to the stone period of Sri Lanka. According to evidence there had been a prosperous civilisation in Kegalle before 28,000 years. The holes of Beli lena, Dorawaka lena, Alu lena, Asmadala, Padavigampola, Batalegala, Lenagala, Ambala Kanda, Halamada, Heenatipana, Uthuwankanda, Beligala, Salawa, Yahalena, Salgala and Kela Dambulla give proof of that.
As indicated by the prehistoric studies of the Kegalle District, it has been a locale in Maya Rata, which was one of three divisions of Sri Lanka. In the last 50% of the Sinhalese kingdom and furthermore by the decision time of the British, Kegalle was additionally separated into three sections; "Satara Koralaya"," Thun Koralaya" and "Patha Bulathgama."