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Colombo 15, Colombo

Colombo 15, embracing the neighbourhoods of Mutwal, Modara, Mattakkuliya, and Madampitiya, stands as a testament to Sri Lanka's vibrant coastal life, industrious spirit, and rich cultural mosaic. Situated at the northern tip of Colombo, this area thrives on its maritime heritage, courtesy of its proximity to one of Asia's major shipping arteries. The district is a melting pot of historical significance and modern-day hustle, where the echoes of colonial commerce blend seamlessly with the rhythms of contemporary trade and community life.


With a population that reflects a diverse cultural and religious landscape, Colombo 15 is characterised by its lively festivals, multi-ethnic cuisine, and a sense of community that is as deep as the ocean that borders it. The local economy buzzes with activity, propelled by the port's endless ballet of cargo ships, the industrious endeavours in its warehouses, and the daily catch brought in by the fishing community, underscoring the area's role as a crucial node in Sri Lanka's economic network.

Despite its industrial backdrop, Colombo 15 does not lack in greenery or open spaces, with several parks and recreational areas offering respite from urban life. Crow Island Beach Park stands out as a popular locale, offering stunning sunset views and a playground for children, illustrating the district's commitment to preserving its natural beauty amidst development.
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City Insights

tick iconColombo 15's coastal position not only defines its lifestyle and economy but also offers unique environmental and recreational opportunities.
tick iconGiven its strategic location, the area boasts excellent connectivity to major transportation networks, facilitating easy access to and from the rest of the city.
tick iconAn economy buoyed by port-related activities, including shipping, logistics, and the fishing industry, providing employment and fostering growth.
tick iconCharacterised by its tightly-knit communities, where neighbourly bonds and communal activities form the backbone of social life.
tick iconA rich cultural fabric woven from the many communities that call it home, each contributing to the local traditions, festivals, and culinary landscape.
tick iconClosely tied to Colombo's growth as a major port city, with historical sites reflecting its long-standing relationship with the sea.

Known Landmarks

  • Crow Island Beach Park

  • St. John the Baptist's Church - Modara

  • Coral Saffron Apartment Complex

  • Ocean University Sri Lanka

Connectivity

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Bus Routes

145Mattakkuliya - Seema Malakaya
155Mattakkuliya - Soysapura
178Mattakkuliya - Narahenpita
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Nearest Train Stations

4.7kmDematagoda Railway Station
5.4kmFort Railway Station
5.6kmMaradana Railway Station
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New Developments

tick iconCurrently, there are no new developments reported in this area.
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What’s great here?

tick iconProximity to key commercial and industrial zones, making it a strategic location for both residents and businesses.
tick iconGood connectivity via road with several public transportation options, enhancing travel within and outside Colombo 15.
tick iconOffers convenient access to a range of facilities, amenities and public services, including supermarkets, fast food chains, clinics, educational institutions, banking facilities, etc.
tick iconCrow Island Beach Park offers leisure and recreational activities against the backdrop of the Kelani River, contributing to the area’s lifestyle appeal.
tick iconGenerally considered to be a safe area for both residents and visitors, although there has been a slight uptick in security issues and concerns over the past few years, as a result of the economic downturn.
tick iconDespite urbanisation, pockets of greenery and coastal areas such as Crow Island Beach Park provide residents with natural escapes within the city.
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What needs attention?

tick iconA need for enhanced public transit options to improve accessibility and reduce commute times.
tick iconThe residential settings aren’t as polished as those seen in other parts of Colombo, with its neighbourhood quality and amenities trailing behind more developed areas.
tick iconA need for increased security measures in public spaces and residential areas to foster a safer community environment.
tick iconAs new infrastructure and developments emerge, green areas are becoming scarcer and pollution levels are on the rise.

Neighbourhood Rating

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Property Price Trends in Colombo 15 for

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Bedrooms:
Average Price (Last 12 months)
Rs. 28,483.71 sqft
Past 12 months' growth
44.76%
Positive Trend
Past 3 months' growth
-2.25%
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