Wattala

Last updated
Wattala

වත්තල
வத்தளை
Sri Lanka adm-2 location map.svg
Red pog.svg
Wattala
Location in Sri Lanka
Coordinates: 6°59′N79°53′E / 6.983°N 79.883°E / 6.983; 79.883 Coordinates: 6°59′N79°53′E / 6.983°N 79.883°E / 6.983; 79.883
CountrySri Lanka
Province Western Province
District Gampaha District
Government
  Type Wattala - Mabole Urban Council
Elevation
3 ft (1 m)
Population
 (2011 [1] )
  Total174,336
Time zone UTC+05:30 (SLST)
Postal code
11300

Wattala (Sinhala : වත්තල, Tamil : வத்தளை) is a large suburb of Colombo city, in Western Province, Sri Lanka, situated around 9 km from Colombo city centre. This suburb is situated on A3 highway from Colombo to Negombo. Around Wattala, there are many villages and towns.

Contents

People from all walks of life live in this area. The traditional fisher folk, large sections of the working class, many types of white collar workers, a fair number of professionals and even some richer folk live here. Churches, Buddhist temples, Hindu temples, mosques, schools of various grades and many private dispensaries are spread throughout the area. Though it is a majority Roman Catholic area, people of many faiths live here in peaceful coexistence. A sizable population also exists of minority Tamils and a smaller percentage of Muslims. There has been no record of any violence used by one faith group or racial group against another.

This area also produces many migrant workers. Almost all families produce one or more persons who go abroad for employment. The migrant workers also bring back income and therefore have an influence in creating new trends in the society.

Wattala has become a popular area for living and buying property and has recently become the 3rd most popular city for house searches, according to property website LankaPropertyWeb.com [2]

Schools

Hospital

Supermarkets

Restaurants/Coffee Shops

Shopping facilities

Related Research Articles

Kegalle Town in Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka

Kegalle is a large town in Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka. It is located on the Colombo–Kandy road, approximately 78 km (48 mi) from Colombo and 40 km (25 mi) from Kandy. It is the main town in the Kegalle District, which is one of two districts which comprise Sabaragamuwa Province. The town is governed by an Urban Council.

Ratnapura City in Sabaragamuwa, Sri Lanka

Ratnapura is a major city in Sri Lanka. It is the capital city of Sabaragamuwa Province, as well as the Ratnapura District, and is a traditional centre for the Sri Lankan gem trade. It is located on the Kalu Ganga in south-central Sri Lanka, some 101 km (63 mi) southeast of the country's capital, Colombo. Ratnapura is also spelled as Rathnapura.

Puttalam Town in North Western, Sri Lanka

Puttalam is the largest town in Puttalam District, North Western Province, Sri Lanka. Puttalam is the administrative capital of the Puttalam District and governed by an Urban Council. Situated 130 kilometres (81 mi) north of Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka and 95 kilometres (59 mi) north of Negombo. Puttalam is known for energy production, salt, coconut production and fishing. It has one of the largest lagoons in the country. Puttalam is popularly known for kind and hospitality people. It has many virgin tourist destination such as Wilpattu National Park, Kalpitiya, and virgin beaches, natural resources, Dolphin watch, carol watch and sand dunes etc. Puttalam town is near to Anamaduwa.

Gampaha City in Gampaha District, Sri Lanka

Gampaha is an urban city in Gampaha District, Western Province, Sri Lanka. It is situated to the north-east of the capital Colombo. It is the sixth largest urban area in Western Province, after Colombo, Negombo, Kalutara, Panadura and Avissawella. Gampaha is also the second largest municipal centre in Gampaha district, after Negombo. Gampaha has a land area of 25.8 ha and is home to the offices of 75 government institutions.

Kalutara City in Western Province, Sri Lanka

Kalutara or Kalutota is a major city in Kalutara District, Western Province, Sri Lanka. It is also the administrative capital of Kalutara District. It is located approximately 43 km (27 mi) south of the capital Colombo.The city holds a unique position for one of the four major rivers in Sri Lanka which joins the sea at the center of the city. Kaluthara is known for making rope, baskets, and other articles from the fibre of the coconut palm. The area also produces the Mangosteens, a fruit introduced from Malaysia in the 19th century.

Panadura City in Western Province, Sri Lanka

Panadura is a city in Kalutara District, Western Province in Sri Lanka. It is located approximately 27 km (17 mi) south of Colombo and is surrounded on all sides by water; the Indian Ocean, the Bolgoda Lake and river. Panadura is famed as the location of important events in the Buddhist revival movement of Sri Lanka.

Kiribathgoda Suburb in Western Province, Sri Lanka

Kiribathgoda is a large suburb of Colombo and is situated on A1 highway, between Kelaniya and Kadawatha. It is the first commercial E-Suburb in Sri Lanka. This suburb located 12 km away from Colombo Fort centre. It is also linked to Makola by road.

Malabe Suburb in Colombo District, Western Province, Sri Lanka

Malabe is a suburb of Colombo in the Colombo District, Sri Lanka. It is situated on the New Kandy Road about 10 km (6.2 mi) away from the centre of the commercial capital Colombo. This suburb is a crucial economic centre in Colombo.

Balangoda Town in Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka

Balangoda is a large town in Ratnapura District, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an urban council located 143 kilometres (89 mi) away from Colombo and 43 kilometres (27 mi) from Ratnapura on Colombo - Batticaloa Highway(A4). 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.

Mabola, Sri Lanka Urban Council in Western Province, Sri Lanka

Mabola or Mabole is a town and Urban Council in Gampaha District in the Western Province of Sri Lanka. With Wattala it forms Wattala–Mabola urban council. It is located in Negombo road and it is the route for travel to Bandaranaike International Airport. The newly constructed, Sri Lanka's second E Class highway, Colombo - Katunayake Expressway E03 crosses to the seaside through Mabola.

Borella Suburb in Western Province, Sri Lanka

Borella is the largest suburb in Colombo, Sri Lanka represented by divisional code 8.

Dematagoda Suburb in Western Province, Sri Lanka

Dematagoda is a suburb in Colombo, Sri Lanka represented by divisional code 9. It is surrounded by the Borella, the Maradana and the Kolonnawa. The Baseline Road passes through the Dematagoda. The famous Sri Lankan Tamil broadcaster of Radio Ceylon fame, B. H. Abdul Hameed was born in Dematagoda.

Kandana Suburb in Western Province, Sri Lanka

Kandana is a suburb of Colombo in Western Province, Sri Lanka, 19 km (12 mi) north of the Colombo city centre. Due to the proximity to Colombo, Negombo as well as the Bandaranaike International Airport, the suburb is a popular residential area. The neighboring suburbs are Ja-Ela, Ragama, Peralanda and Wattala.

References

  1. "A6 : Population by ethnicity and district according to Divisional Secretary's Division, 2012" (PDF). Census of Population & Housing, 2011. Department of Census & Statistics, Sri Lanka.
  2. "Why is Wattala so popular?". LankaPropertyWeb.com. 23 May 2017.