Athurugiriya, Colombo

Athurugiriya, a suburb in the Colombo District of Sri Lanka, is a rapidly developing residential area known for its blend of modernity and nature. Located approximately 20 km southeast of Colombo city centre, it offers a peaceful environment with easy access to urban amenities. The suburb is part of the Colombo Metropolitan Area, attracting families and professionals seeking a serene lifestyle close to the capital.

The real estate scene in Athurugiriya is vibrant and evolving, with a focus on both residential and commercial development. The area has seen a significant increase in demand for housing, leading to the development of new residential projects, including affordable homes, luxury apartments, and gated communities. This growth is fueled by Athurugiriya's strategic location, improved connectivity, and the appeal of a suburban lifestyle close to Colombo.

All in all, Athurugiriya is evolving into a desirable suburb for those looking to balance urban conveniences with the tranquillity of suburban life. Its strategic location, coupled with ongoing development, marks it as an area with promising growth and a high quality of life.
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City Insights

tick iconExcellent connectivity by road, thanks to the Outer Circular Expressway and main roads.
tick iconOffers a harmonious blend of suburban calm and easy access to Colombo's urban sprawl.
tick iconThe area is witnessing growth, especially in real estate and local businesses.
tick iconKorathota Raja Maha Vihara, the ancient temple complex, located just north of Athurugiriya, showcases inscriptions and has been a significant site for Buddhist monks since 212 BC.
tick iconA diverse community with equal representation from all ethnic and religious denominations in the country.

Known Landmarks

  • Athurugiriya Interchange

  • Korathota Raja Maha Vihara

  • Nisaco Shopping Mall

  • City Pet Animal Hospital

  • Lanwa I Ceylon Steel Corporation


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Bus Routes

170Athurugiriya - Pettah
190Meegoda - Pettah
123Maharagama - Athurugiriya
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Nearest Train Stations

4.5kmHomagama Railway Station
6.4kmKottawa Train Station
6.6kmGodagama Railway Station
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New Developments

tick iconRecent years have seen an uptick in residential projects, from affordable housing to luxury apartments (such as Greendale Retirement Resort and Lotus Garden Athurugiriya), indicating a booming real estate market.

What’s great here?

tick iconExcellent connectivity via road, owing to the Outer Circular Expressway and good main road network.
tick iconLower volumes of traffic congestion compared to other suburbs of Colombo, resulting in easier commutes.
tick iconGrowing number of amenities and recreational spaces.
tick iconA bustling town offering a wide range of supermarkets, convenience stores, pharmacies, clinics, gyms and other amenities.
tick iconPreviously faced with higher crime rates, Athurugiriya has significantly improved in terms of safety and security, and can be considered safe with a tight-knit community feel.
tick iconMore green spaces compared to the urban centre, offering cleaner air and a closer connection to nature.

What needs attention?

tick iconPoor connectivity via rail, and fewer bus routes compared to other suburbs of Colombo.
tick iconInfrastructural expansion is needed to keep up with the residential growth.
tick iconAlthough past issues with crime have improved, overcoming outdated negative perceptions remains a priority.

Neighbourhood Rating


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Connectivity & Commute4.5 out of 5
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Lifestyle & Facilities3.5 out of 5
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Safety & Security3.5 out of 5
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Environment5 out of 5

Property Price Trends in Athurugiriya for

Average Price (Last 12 months)
Rs. 22,418.18 sqft
Past 12 months' growth
Positive Trend
Past 3 months' growth
Positive Trend
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