Rajagiriya, Colombo

Rajagiriya, a vibrant suburb in western Colombo, is a unique blend of urban energy and suburban serenity. Spanning just 0.72 sq km and home to 3,591 people, it has a population density of 4,988 per sq km, offering a close-knit community feel with the conveniences of city living. This suburb has transformed remarkably over the past decade, evolving from a mere swamp to a modern urban hub, largely due to post-war development and significant infrastructure projects like the Rajagiriya Flyover.

The real estate landscape in Rajagiriya has seen a surge in luxury apartment complexes, attracting a diverse mix of residents and driving up property values. This trend has positioned Rajagiriya as one of Colombo's most sought-after suburbs. Notably, the suburb still maintains green spaces, offering a refreshing contrast to its urban development.

The transformation of Rajagiriya from a previously underdeveloped area to a modern urban enclave demonstrates significant progress and development. Today, Rajagiriya is a prime example of the rapid urbanization experienced in Colombo. It seamlessly combines urban amenities and residential comfort, making it a desirable location for both living and investment. Rajagiriya's development trajectory highlights its status as an emerging urban community within the Sri Lankan capital, indicative of the broader urbanization trends in the region.
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City Insights

tick iconServes as a crucial access point to Colombo's business districts, enhancing its connectivity and appeal.
tick iconHome to the Rajagiriya Flyover, which is the longest in the island.
tick iconEmerging as a key real estate destination in Colombo and has shown remarkable acceleration in property prices over recent years.
tick iconRapid post-war urbanization transformed the city, making it one of the fastest developing areas on the outskirts of Colombo.
tick iconMajority Sinhala Buddhist population, but also home to other major faiths such as Christianity, Islam and Hinduism.

Known Landmarks

  • Rajagiriya Flyover

  • Jana Jaya City

  • Royal Park Condominium

  • Golden Key Hospital

  • Election Commission of Sri Lanka

  • Victoria Home - Rajagiriya


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Bus Routes

144Rajagiriya - Fort
174Kottawa - Rajagiriya - Borella
168Nugegoda - Rajagiriya - Kotahena
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Nearest Train Stations

1.6kmCotta Road Station
3.1kmNarahenpita Railway Station
5.1kmBaseline Road Railway Station

New Developments

tick iconRecently developed apartment complexes such as Capital Heights and The Verge on Buthgamuwa Road, as well as Prime Residencies Bella Rajagiriya and Cressida Resort.
tick iconOngoing construction of new apartment complexes by international developers.

What’s great here?

tick iconDrive time into Colombo is approximately 10 minutes (off-peak) and 30 minutes during peak traffic times.
tick iconHome to the Rajagiriya Flyover which aids in easing some of the traffic congestion.
tick iconThe 4-lane road providing a bypass to Welikada junction from Buthgamuwa road serves to ease traffic congestion.
tick iconEasy access to a multitude of bus routes and several train stations.
tick iconA wide range of F&B outlets targeting the upper, mid and lower consumers, with a large number of top F&B brands having a strong presence in the area.
tick iconHome to a large number of banks and financial institutions.
tick iconOffers a recreation hub of wet-land parks, jogging tracks and park benches.
tick iconPresence of several private and public hospitals within 1.5 km of Rajagiriya.
tick icon8 Reputed international schools located in and around the area.
tick iconConvenient access to all major supermarkets and retail chains, and offers access to a wide range of retail stores representing all levels of the market.
tick iconConsidered to be safer than most neighbourhoods in Colombo, given recent peaks in crime rates across the island.
tick iconThe apartments in the area are popular amongst families with children, and senior citizens, both expatriates and locals.
tick iconOffers a relatively homely atmosphere amidst all the conveniences of city living.

What needs attention?

tick iconHeavy traffic congestion during peak hours.
tick iconA significant shortage of buses after 8 pm.
tick iconGreen spaces are becoming more and more sparse as new real estate projects come into play.
tick iconRelatively high population density and vehicular congestion which will result in a certain degree of overcrowding in the near future.

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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Environment3.5 out of 5

Property Price Trends in Rajagiriya for

Average Price (Last 12 months)
Rs. 50,184.32 sqft
Past 12 months' growth
Negative Trend
Past 3 months' growth
Negative Trend
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