Battaramulla, Colombo

Battaramulla, a prominent suburb of Colombo, Sri Lanka, has rapidly evolved into a key administrative and residential hub. Its transformation has been marked by significant urban development, notably with the establishment of the Sri Lankan Parliament and numerous government ministries in the area. This strategic move has attracted a surge in population, businesses, and real estate investment, positioning Battaramulla as a thriving centre of activity and governance.

The suburb boasts a mix of modern infrastructure and lush green spaces, including the Diyawanna Oya with its picturesque walking paths and outdoor recreation areas. Battaramulla's comprehensive urban planning has facilitated a well-balanced lifestyle, offering residents and visitors a combination of convenience, connectivity, and tranquillity.

Battaramulla's strategic importance and balanced development approach have cemented its status as a desirable location for living, working, and leisure, offering a model for suburban growth that harmonises urban amenities with natural beauty.
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City Insights

tick iconStrategically positioned as a gateway between Colombo's urban core and its suburban outskirts.
tick iconExcellent road network and public transport services facilitate easy access to and from Colombo.
tick iconDriven by government services, real estate, and a growing commercial sector.
tick iconOver the decades, Battaramulla has grown from a quiet suburb to a pivotal administrative district.
tick iconReflects a dynamic blend of modernity and tradition, underpinned by its role as a governmental centre.
tick iconThe area is characterised by a diverse community, with a high quality of life and active civic engagement.

Known Landmarks

  • Battaramulla Bridge

  • Sethsiripaya

  • Department of Immigration and Emigration

  • Department Of Census And Statistics

  • Defence Headquarters Complex

  • Ceylon Electricity Board

  • Road Development Authority

  • Alumka Food Cabin Battaramulla


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Bus Routes

170Athurugiriya - Battaramulla - Pettah
190Meegoda - Battaramulla - Pettah
174Borella - Battaramulla - Kottawa
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Nearest Train Stations

5.2kmCotta Road Train Station
7.1kmKirulapone Railway Station
8.2kmBaseline Road Railway Station

New Developments

tick iconIntroduction of novel apartment complex projects such as Sanasro Residencies.

What’s great here?

tick iconSeamless connectivity to central Colombo and key suburbs through well-maintained roads and public transport.
tick iconProximity to essential government and commercial services, making it a convenient location for professionals.
tick iconDiverse range of leisure and recreational facilities, including parks, cultural sites, and shopping centres.
tick iconConvenient access to reputable schools, healthcare facilities, and other essential services.
tick iconConsidered one of the safer areas in Colombo, with a significant presence of security due to governmental buildings.
tick iconPresence of green spaces and water bodies offer a respite from urban density, promoting outdoor activities and relaxation.

What needs attention?

tick iconHeavy traffic congestion during peak hours, particularly near key governmental institutions.
tick iconA need to further develop public transportation options (particularly introducing more bus routes) to reduce reliance on private vehicles.
tick iconA need for sustained efforts to maintain and expand green spaces amidst ongoing urban development.

Neighbourhood Rating


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Connectivity & Commute4 out of 5
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Lifestyle & Facilities5 out of 5
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Safety & Security5 out of 5
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Environment4.5 out of 5

Property Price Trends in Battaramulla for

Average Price (Last 12 months)
Rs. 36,991.66 sqft
Past 12 months' growth
Negative Trend
Past 3 months' growth
Positive Trend
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