Pilimathalawa is a small town in Kandy District in Sri Lanka,10 km away from Kandy
town, the district capital and 104 km away from Colombo. The meaning of "Thalawa" is
the flat area in Sinhalese. "Pilima" means the statues. The real name may be or not
created by those. The ancient village name has now got standardised to Pilimatalawa.
This village is famous for Traditional Brassware. Gadaladeniya, Lankathilaka
Buddhist temples and Embekka temple are important places around Pilimathalawa.