Gampaha City, Gampaha

Gampaha City, a major urban centre in Sri Lanka's Western Province, is distinguished by its dual role as a vibrant residential area and a dynamic commercial hub. Located merely 27.3 km northeast of Colombo, Gampaha serves as the administrative capital of the Gampaha district, which houses over 75 public institutions. This proximity to Colombo enhances its appeal, providing residents with suburban tranquillity coupled with easy access to the capital’s facilities.

The city is advancing under the National Physical Plan – 2050 as a first-order urban centre, a strategy that aligns with its vision to become a more structured and developed urban area. Gampaha is experiencing significant growth in public and commercial services which supports a large day-to-day population, including thousands of commuters and students. This growth is complemented by ongoing and planned infrastructural developments like the central expressway and a multi-modal transport centre, which are expected to further boost residential demand and economic activity in the area.

Moreover, Gampaha is recognized for its rich educational resources and a high literacy rate, which is among the highest in Sri Lanka. This educational strength supports a well-informed and economically active community, contributing to the city’s overall prosperity and cultural vitality.

In summary, Gampaha City is evolving as a key player in Sri Lanka's urban future, with a strong foundation in administrative services, education, and transport, making it an increasingly attractive place for both living and business activities.
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City Insights

tick iconExcellent road and rail networks facilitating easy commutes.
tick iconCentral location with easy access to Colombo and the international airport.
tick iconA mix of industrial, agricultural, and service sectors fueling local growth.
tick iconKnown for the historic Henarathgoda Botanical Garden where the first rubber tree in Sri Lanka was planted.
tick iconStrong sense of community with various social and cultural organisations active in the city.
tick iconRich in cultural festivities and home to diverse religious practices.

Known Landmarks

  • District General Hospital - Gampaha

  • Bandaranayake College, Gampaha

  • Main Bus Stand | Gampaha

  • Gampaha Railway Station

  • Holy Cross Church

  • Union Assurance - Gampaha


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Bus Routes

270/1Gampaha - Pettah
233/1Gampaha - Lunugama
270/4Gampaha - Kotugoda
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Nearest Train Stations

0kmGampaha Railway Station
4.6kmDaraluwa Railway Station
6.5kmYagoda Train Station
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New Developments

tick iconExpansion of the Gampaha-Colombo railway service to enhance commuter convenience.
tick iconOngoing development of new commercial spaces and shopping centres to meet the population’s growing demands.
tick iconConstruction and introduction of a multitude of apartment complex projects and gated communities such as Viman, River View - Katunayake, Elemint Suites - Gampaha, The Palace - Gampaha, Prime Villas Dalugama and more.

What’s great here?

tick iconRobust public transportation network.
tick iconProximity to major highways and the expressway.
tick iconWide range of shopping, dining, and entertainment options.
tick iconAccess to numerous parks and recreational areas.
tick iconEquipped with a comprehensive healthcare infrastructure that includes government hospitals, private hospitals, and numerous clinics.
tick iconDiverse real estate market, offering options for various income levels.
tick iconA strong educational infrastructure, with a wide selection of schools that provide quality education from primary to secondary levels.
tick iconLow crime rates compared to other urban areas.
tick iconAn idyllic residential area that offers a blend of urban amenities and rural tranquillity.
tick iconAbundance of green spaces and emphasis on environmental conservation.

What needs attention?

tick iconNeed for more frequent public transport services to remote areas.
tick iconSevere traffic congestion in central areas during peak hours.
tick iconNeed for increased lighting and pedestrian safety in less populated streets and alleys.
tick iconThe past few years have seen a gradual decline in green spaces, with the influx of more and more large-scale developments and housing projects.

Neighbourhood Rating


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Connectivity & Commute4.5 out of 5
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Lifestyle & Facilities5 out of 5
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Safety & Security4.5 out of 5
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Environment4.5 out of 5

Property Price Trends in Gampaha City for

Average Price (Last 12 months)
Rs. 23,362.96 sqft
Past 12 months' growth
Positive Trend
Past 3 months' growth
Positive Trend
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