Kohuwala, Colombo

Kohuwala, strategically positioned in Sri Lanka's Western Province, is a suburb known for its significant blend of commercial vibrancy and residential charm. Serving as a critical juncture where Colombo-Piliyandala Road meets Nugegoda-Dehiwala Road, Kohuwala is effectively connected to notable areas like Nugegoda, Dehiwala, Pamankada, Boralesgamuwa, and Piliyandala. This suburb falls within the Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia Municipal Council's administrative boundary, highlighting its urban significance.

The area thrives on its commercial centres, bustling markets, and a wide array of dining options, offering a lively atmosphere for both shopping and entertainment. Kohuwala’s economy is notably bolstered by an extensive presence of car sales and dealerships, marking the automobile industry as a significant component of its economic landscape. Education is a cornerstone of the suburb's community, with institutions such as Lyceum International School, and Colombo South International College providing a rich educational landscape. The locale's infrastructure supports a smooth connection with the rest of Colombo, facilitated by numerous bus routes and proximity to major railway stations, enhancing its appeal for daily commuters.

Residential development in Kohuwala caters to a wide audience, from modern apartments to traditional homes, reflecting the area's demographic diversity. Despite facing urban challenges like traffic congestion, the suburb continues to evolve with infrastructure improvements and community initiatives aimed at enhancing livability. Kohuwala stands out for its strategic location, comprehensive amenities, and vibrant community life, making it a key player in the region's development and an attractive spot for both residents and businesses.
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City Insights

tick iconPrime location with easy access to main roads and commercial centres.
tick iconExcellent road connectivity enhances its appeal as a residential and commercial area.
tick iconAn economy that is bolstered by a vibrant automobile industry, featuring a multitude of car sales and dealerships.
tick iconA melting pot of urban and suburban lifestyles, influenced by its diverse community.
tick iconDiverse social scene, with a mix of residential communities and commercial ventures.

Known Landmarks

  • Royal Institute of Colombo

  • Kohuwala Flyover

  • Lyceum International School

  • Cargills Food City - Kohuwala

  • Laugfs Super Mart - Kohuwala


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Bus Routes

135 Kohuwala - Kelaniya
118 Dehiwala - Kohuwala - Beddagana
139 Kohuwala - Piliyandala
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Nearest Train Stations

2kmNugegoda Train Station
3.8kmKirulapone Railway Station
3.9kmDehiwala Railway Station
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New Developments

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

What’s great here?

tick iconWell-connected by several bus routes and nearby train stations, ensuring robust connectivity across Colombo and its suburbs.
tick iconPositioned where Colombo-Piliyandala Road meets Nugegoda-Dehiwala Road, Kohuwala benefits from excellent road connectivity, facilitating easy commutes.
tick iconThe suburb boasts a lively atmosphere with a plethora of shopping centres, restaurants, and prestigious educational institutions, catering to a high standard of living.
tick iconWith a vibrant mix of residential and commercial developments, Kohuwala offers a culturally rich and dynamic community environment.
tick iconHigh levels of security and surveillance are maintained, thanks to the presence of business and corporate entities as well as high-end residences, which in turn contributes to creating safe neighbourhoods.
tick iconDespite its urban setting, Kohuwala has managed to maintain several green spaces, providing residents with pockets of tranquillity amidst the bustling city life.

What needs attention?

tick iconDue to its strategic location and heavy use, Kohuwala often faces traffic congestion.
tick iconA need to expand and improve public amenities such as parks and recreational facilities to match the growing population and enhance community life.
tick iconIncreasing police presence and surveillance could further improve safety, particularly in areas with higher footfall and during night hours.
tick iconWith significant traffic and commercial activities, there is a need to implement measures to control pollution and maintain environmental standards.

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 Kohuwala for

Average Price (Last 12 months)
Rs. 31,817.95 sqft
Past 12 months' growth
Positive Trend
Past 3 months' growth
Positive Trend
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