Wennappuwa is a town in Puttalam District, located in the North Western Province, Sri Lanka.Wennappuwa was a rural minor village a decade ago, but has seen a growth recently. There has been a great reduction in trees and green areas.Two educational institutes are found here, such as Joseph Vaz College, Holy Family Girls' school.
An old church made of wattle and daub, consecrated to St. Joseph was put up in Gangoda in 1850. Very Rev. Fr. Contentious Chounavel (OMI) a French Missionary the founder of the new St. Joseph's church arrived at Wennappuwa between (1861-1863 A.D.).