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Balangoda is a large town in Ratnapura District, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an urban council. Its 143 kilometres (89 mi) from Colombo and 43 kilometres (27 mi) from Ratnapura. It is one of the largest towns of the Sabaragamuwa Province. According to the 2001 census, Balangoda has a population of 16,875 and area of 16.2 km². Sri shariputhra maha vidyalaya school is located here.
Balangoda is world famous city due to many reasons. Balangoda Man is first and foremost there. Second is Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero. Third is the that the first female prime minister in the world Sirimavo Bandaranaike is from balangoda.
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