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Coordinates: 6°57′N79°54′E / 6.950°N 79.900°E / 6.950; 79.900 Coordinates: 6°57′N79°54′E / 6.950°N 79.900°E / 6.950; 79.900
Country Sri Lanka
Province Western Province
Time zone +5.30
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Yoshida School in Sapugaskanda/Peliyagoda

Peliyagoda is a town in the Western Province of Sri Lanka, lying mostly on the north shore of the Kelani River. [1] As of 2001 it had an estimated population of 29,880. The Airport Expressway's entry point and the Toll Plaza starts from the Peliyagoda section of the highway.

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  1. "Kolonnawa". Maplandia World Gazetteer. Retrieved March 8, 2009.