Kotte, Colombo

Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, often just referred to as Kotte, is the proud legislative capital of Sri Lanka, nestled in the urban embrace of the Colombo district. This city, brimming with political significance, is also a silent witness to Sri Lanka's rich historical saga, offering a serene counterbalance to the hustle of nearby Colombo with its lush environment and scenic water bodies.

Kotte, with its elegant mix of modernity and tradition, is characterised by the grand parliamentary complex set against the backdrop of the tranquil Diyawanna Oya. The city's landscape is a harmonious blend of structured governmental buildings and preserved natural beauty, reflecting Sri Lanka's dedication to maintaining ecological balance amidst urban development. This unique cityscape is not just a political hub but a testament to Sri Lanka's commitment to sustainability and cultural preservation. The area is rich in archaeological sites and is surrounded by remnants of ancient fortifications, telling tales of a storied past where it once served as the capital of the Kingdom of Kotte.

Despite its contemporary political role, Kotte retains a peaceful atmosphere, with the wetlands around Diyawanna Oya playing a crucial role in the area's ecology by acting as natural flood barriers and habitats for diverse wildlife. The city is a blend of administrative significance and natural beauty, making it a unique place that upholds the legacy of Sri Lanka's past while steering its legislative future.
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City Insights

tick iconKotte benefits from robust connectivity to Colombo and beyond, with its network of roads and public transport facilitating easy access.
tick iconStrategically situated as an urban oasis near Colombo, Kotte stands out for its legislative significance and serene, green surroundings.
tick iconAs the administrative capital, Kotte's economy is primarily driven by government services, with emerging commercial developments enhancing its urban landscape.
tick iconOnce the heart of the Kingdom of Kotte, the city's historical depth adds a unique layer to its identity as Sri Lanka's legislative capital.
tick iconA vibrant social life shaped by a mix of historical significance and modern administrative roles, creating a diverse and dynamic community.
tick iconThe city's rich cultural heritage is visible in its preservation of ancient sites and traditional Sri Lankan arts, reflecting its storied past.

Known Landmarks

  • Sri Lankan Parliament Complex

  • Finance Commission of Sri Lanka

  • Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte Municipal Council

  • Sri Parakumba Peace Park


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Bus Routes

17Panadura - Kotte - Kandy
144Rajagiriya - Kotte - Fort
166Angoda - Kotte - Slave Island
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Nearest Train Stations

4.4kmUdahamulla Railway Station
5.2kmNugegoda Train Station
8.9kmBaseline Road Railway Station
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New Developments

tick iconIntroduction of new luxury apartment complexes such as 808 Regency.

What’s great here?

tick iconRobust connectivity to Colombo and its surrounding areas, with a widespread network of roads and public transport.
tick iconProximity to multiple train stations enhances mobility for residents and visitors alike​​.
tick iconOffers convenient access to a comprehensive array of public amenities and services, catering to diverse lifestyles and income levels.
tick iconHome to significant landmarks such as the grand parliamentary complex and the serene Diyawanna Oya, Kotte offers both historical and modern attractions​​.
tick iconKotte's status as a legislative capital and its planned urban landscape contribute to a heightened level of security and governance, making it a safe area for residents.
tick iconThe city balances urban development with ecological preservation, highlighted by the lush environment and scenic water bodies around Diyawanna Oya​​.

What needs attention?

tick iconA need for better traffic management during peak hours and near key government buildings, in order to optimise smoother travel experiences.
tick iconA relative lack of entertainment and nightlife options compared to most other parts of Colombo.
tick iconA need for expansion of retail and dining options in order to enrich the urban lifestyle, matching the area's growth and demographic changes.
tick iconGrowing concerns of pollution and congestion as a result of rapid urbanisation over the past decades.

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 & Security5 out of 5
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Environment4 out of 5

Property Price Trends in Kotte for

Average Price (Last 12 months)
Rs. 28,773.56 sqft
Past 12 months' growth
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