Kottawa, Colombo

Kottawa, a rapidly evolving suburb in the Colombo District, has emerged as a significant node in Sri Lanka's urban development map, especially noted for its strategic location at the intersection of key highways. This suburb stands out for its blend of residential calm and commercial dynamism, catering to a growing population that values both accessibility and quality of living.

The vibrant suburb’s transformation is largely attributed to its connectivity; serving as a gateway to the Southern Expressway and the Outer Circular Expressway, it has become increasingly attractive for commuters, families, and businesses alike. The area boasts a mix of housing options, from traditional homes to modern apartment complexes, reflecting its transition into an urban residential hub. Despite its rapid development, Kottawa maintains a sense of community, with local markets, parks, and educational institutions contributing to its vibrant local life.

Kottawa's strategic location and comprehensive development plans position it as a key urban centre, offering a blend of connectivity, convenience, and community life. Its ongoing transformation and investment in infrastructure suggest a bright future, making it an attractive option for residents and businesses alike.
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City Insights

tick iconExceptional connectivity, with major highways, public transport options, and the multimodal transport centre enhancing mobility.
tick iconA strategic hub offering unparalleled access to major highways and the rest of the island.
tick iconDriven by its geographic advantage, fostering commercial growth and residential development.
tick iconOnce a quiet locale, now at the forefront of suburban development due to its strategic importance.
tick iconA burgeoning community spirit amidst urbanisation, with facilities that cater to diverse demographics.
tick iconReflects a growing urban culture with a blend of traditional values and modern living.

Known Landmarks

  • Makumbura Multimodal Centre

  • Softlogic Glomark - Kottawa

  • Kottawa Junction

  • Kottawa Bodhi Tree

  • KFC Kottawa

  • Kottawa Dharmapala Maha Vidyalaya


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Bus Routes

138Pettah - Kottawa - Homagama
344Kottawa - Moragahahena
123Maharagama - Kottawa - Athurugiriya
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Nearest Train Stations

0kmKottawa Railway Station
1.7kmMakumbura Multimodal Centre
2.1kmPannipitiya Railway Station
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New Developments

tick iconExpansion of residential areas with new housing schemes and apartment complexes such as Urban Homes - Fairway Koswatta, Prime Urban Art and Green Arcade Residencies.

What’s great here?

tick iconPrime location with direct access to major expressways, facilitating swift travel to and from Colombo and other regions
tick iconA well-served area by public transport, including bus and rail, enhancing daily commute options.
tick iconA wide array of shopping destinations, from supermarkets to specialty stores, meeting all consumer needs.
tick iconNumerous educational institutions ranging from preschools to private tutoring institutes, making it an educational hub.
tick iconAccess to an adequate range of healthcare services, including public and private hospitals, clinics and pharmacies.
tick iconHome to a diverse range of restaurants and eateries catering to all tastes and budgets.
tick iconRelatively lower crime rate resulting from active community engagement in safety and security measures, creating a vigilant and safe neighbourhood.
tick iconA perfect blend of residential calm and commercial dynamism.
tick iconThe preservation of green spaces like the Kottawa Arboretum offers natural beauty and recreational activities.

What needs attention?

tick iconHigh volumes of traffic congestion at key junctions and entry points to the expressways.
tick iconA need for expansion of healthcare services to include more specialties and emergency care facilities.
tick iconA need for improvement in street lighting and surveillance in less developed areas to ensure safety at night.
tick iconA rising issue of pollution and congestion as a result of construction and industrial activities.

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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Environment4.5 out of 5

Property Price Trends in Kottawa for

Average Price (Last 12 months)
Rs. 23,845.56 sqft
Past 12 months' growth
Negative Trend
Past 3 months' growth
Negative Trend
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