Kadawatha, Gampaha

Kadawatha, a burgeoning suburb within the Western Province of Sri Lanka, is emerging as a vibrant urban hub near Colombo. Situated approximately 16 km from Colombo's centre and recognised for its strategic location along the A1 highway, Kadawatha has seen significant growth, fueled by the development of expressways such as the Southern, Airport, and Central expressways, enhancing its connectivity.

The area is known for its mix of industrial machines, factories, diesel motor houses, and leisure destinations. This suburb is a melting pot of cultures, predominantly Sinhalese, with significant Tamil, Buddhist, Catholic, and Hindu communities, reflecting a rich tapestry of diversity. Recent infrastructure developments, including the Kadawatha city bypass and a new court complex, have further elevated the suburb's profile as a structured and infrastructure-rich locale.

Its evolution from a historical pathway to Kandy into a modern-day commercial and residential hub has been remarkable. The area is administered by Mahara and Biyagama Pradeshiya Sabhas, boasting a structured and infrastructure-rich environment. Recent developments, such as the Kadawatha city bypass and a new court complex, have significantly enhanced its connectivity and administrative functions, making Kadawatha an attractive prospect for residents and investors alike. Moreover, Kadawatha's transformation into a dynamic suburb offers both residential charm and commercial vigour, making it an increasingly popular choice for those seeking the convenience of urban living within a close-knit community.
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City Insights

tick iconEnhanced by the expressway network and the Colombo-Kandy main road, facilitating ease of access.
tick iconKadawatha's proximity to Colombo and major expressways highlights its strategic importance.
tick iconWith industrial machines, factories, and strategic investments, Kadawatha is on a path of economic diversification.
tick iconOnce a gateway to Colombo and a halt for bullock carts en route to Kandy, Kadawatha has a rich historical backdrop.
tick iconKadawatha's community predominantly comprises Sinhala Buddhists, with a significant Sinhala Catholic presence, while other ethnicities and denominations are nearly absent.

Known Landmarks

  • Cargills Food City - Kadawatha

  • Arpico Super Center Kadawatha

  • Kandy Pharmacy Kadawatha

  • St. Andrew Avellino's Church - Kadawatha

  • National Water Supply & Drainage Board - Area Engineer Office, Kadawatha


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Bus Routes

1Kandy - Kadawatha - Colombo
193Town Hall - Kadawatha
138Kirillawala - Kadawatha - Fort
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Nearest Train Stations

5.8kmRagama Train Station
6.3kmHorape Train Station
7.1kmWalpola Train Station
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New Developments

tick iconCurrently, there are no new developments reported in this area.

What’s great here?

tick iconStrategic location along the A1 highway and proximity to multiple expressways like the Southern, Airport, and Central expressways greatly enhance its connectivity.
tick iconThe availability of numerous bus routes and closeby train stations ensures that residents and visitors have access to reliable and frequent public transportation.
tick iconOffers effortless access to a comprehensive range of public facilities and amenities that cater to the day-to-day needs of residents and visitors.
tick iconThe town boasts a wide range of commercial facilities, including shopping centres and dining options, catering to the needs and lifestyles of its diverse population.
tick iconThe well-established local governance and community-focused initiatives contribute to maintaining a safe and secure environment for the residents.
tick iconDespite its urbanisation, Kadawatha preserves its natural beauty, with several green spaces and proximity to rural areas that offer a breath of fresh air away from the city hustle.

What needs attention?

tick iconWith the increasing use of the A1 highway and local roads, traffic congestion has become a common issue, particularly during peak hours.
tick iconA need for further development of public amenities such as parks, recreational areas, and community centres to enhance the quality of life for residents.
tick iconA need for improved lighting and pedestrian safety in the inner, less-frequented areas.
tick iconA gradual rise in pollution levels with increasing urbanisation and the influx of new developments and infrastructure.

Neighbourhood Rating


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Connectivity & Commute4.5 out of 5
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Lifestyle & Facilities4.5 out of 5
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Safety & Security4.5 out of 5
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Environment4 out of 5

Property Price Trends in Kadawatha for

Average Price (Last 12 months)
Rs. 27,629.37 sqft
Past 12 months' growth
Positive Trend
Past 3 months' growth
Positive Trend
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