Matale is the biggest town of Matale District of the Central Province, of Sri Lanka. It is 142 kilometers 88 mi from Colombo and close Kandy. Encompassing the town are the Knuckles Mountain Range, the lower regions were called Wiltshire by the British. It is a for the most part agrarian territory, where tea, elastic, vegetable and flavor development overwhelm. The Aluvihare Temple, on the north side of the town, is the notable area where the Pali Canon was first composed down totally in content on ola palm leaves in 29 BCE.
Matale was a site of a noteworthy fight in 1848 when the Matale Rebellion began and the British army in the Fort MacDowall in Matale was put under attack by the renegades driven by Weera Puran Appu and Gongalegoda Banda who are considered as national saints in Sri Lanka. This recorded city was likewise home to Monarawila Keppetipola, another national saint who drove the Wellasa insubordination to the British troops. His familial home, the Kappetipola walawuwa is as yet present at Hulangamuwa, Matale. Christ Church, Matale was sanctified by Bishop James Chapman on 30 December 1860. The congregation site picked was Fort McDowall, telling a perspective of the passageway to Matale by means of Trincomalee.