Marawila, Puttalam

Marawila, located in the Puttalam District of Sri Lanka's North Western Province, is a charming coastal town known for its serene beaches, vibrant local culture, and strong community spirit. Approximately 30 km north of Negombo, Marawila is a peaceful haven that offers a blend of rural charm and modern amenities. The town is surrounded by lush coconut plantations and paddy fields, which contribute significantly to its agrarian economy. Marawila’s coastal location supports a thriving fishing industry, making it a vital part of the local economy.

Marawila is often referred to as a "honeymoon resort" due to its tranquil environment and beautiful beaches. The town's diverse population includes Sinhalese, Tamil, and Christian communities, which is reflected in its numerous places of worship and cultural festivals. Marawila's Catholic Church is a notable landmark, known for its stunning architecture and historical significance.

In recent years, Marawila has seen considerable development, with new residential projects and commercial establishments enhancing the quality of life. The local markets are bustling with activity, offering fresh seafood and local produce, while the hospitality industry provides a range of accommodations from luxury resorts to cosy homestays.
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City Insights

tick iconSituated on the west coast of Sri Lanka, approximately 30 km north of Negombo.
tick iconGood road connectivity with adequate bus services to major towns and nearby train stations.
tick iconDriven by agriculture, fishing, and tourism, with a focus on coconut plantations and seafood.
tick iconDiverse cultural heritage with a mix of ethnicities and religions, reflected in local festivals and traditions.
tick iconStrong community ties and a welcoming atmosphere, with ongoing developments improving living standards​.

Known Landmarks

  • Keels super market - Marawila

  • Union Bank - Marawila

  • Sampath Bank - Marawila

  • Lanka IOC - Marawila

  • Lanka Hospitals Laboratory - Marawila

  • NSB - Marawila

  • RK Fashion - Marawila


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Bus Routes

4Anuradhapura - Marawila - Fort
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Nearest Train Stations

6kmNattandiya Railway Station
6.7kmThummodara Railway Station
5.3kmWalahapitiya Railway Station

New Developments

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

What’s great here?

tick iconWell-maintained road networks and reliable public transportation.
tick iconProximity to major cities like Negombo and Colombo.
tick iconBeautiful beaches and natural attractions.
tick iconRelatively convenient access to essential services and vibrant local markets.
tick iconGenerally low crime rates and a strong sense of community security.
tick iconLush green landscapes and coastal areas promoting a healthy and tranquil living environment.

What needs attention?

tick iconLimited public transport options in some remote areas.
tick iconA need for better street lighting and pedestrian safety in inner road networks.
tick iconNeed for more advanced private healthcare facilities and specialised medical services.
tick iconLimited entertainment options such as shopping centres and theatres.
tick iconOccasional incidence of crime in certain neighbourhoods.
tick iconInconsistent waste management practices in certain areas.

Neighbourhood Rating


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Connectivity & Commute3.5 out of 5
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Lifestyle & Facilities3 out of 5
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Safety & Security4 out of 5
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Environment4.5 out of 5

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