Ratmalana, Colombo

Ratmalana, positioned just south of the bustling metropolis of Colombo, uniquely combines industrial vigour with the tranquillity of suburban living. This area is historically known for its significant contributions to industry, particularly through its array of factories and workshops. Yet, Ratmalana doesn't fall short in providing serene residential zones that offer a retreat from the urban rush, making it an attractive locale for those who appreciate a balance between work and leisure.

The Ratmalana Airport, once the main gateway to Colombo before the advent of the Bandaranaike International Airport, marks a significant point of interest. Today, it serves domestic flights and aviation training institutions, adding a dynamic layer to Ratmalana's economic landscape. Additionally, the suburb's coastal proximity invites a leisurely charm, with scenic beachfronts that promise relaxation and recreational activities.

Ratmalana’s unique blend of industrial heritage and suburban charm makes it a compelling choice for those seeking a multifaceted living experience. Balancing its growth with sustainable practices and infrastructure development remains pivotal to preserving its distinct character while embracing its potential as a vibrant suburban area.
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City Insights

tick iconStraddles the line between industrial importance and the allure of coastal living.
tick iconExcellent access to major transportation routes, including road and rail, facilitates mobility and commerce.
tick iconAn economy anchored in manufacturing and aviation, with burgeoning commercial and retail sectors.
tick iconHome to a tightly-knit community, celebrating a mix of traditional values and modern aspirations.
tick iconThe suburb is marked by active civic participation and a variety of social, educational, and recreational venues.

Known Landmarks

  • Maliban Biscuit Manufactories (Pvt) Ltd.

  • Singer Mega - Ratmalana

  • General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University

  • Toyota Lanka Ratmalana

  • Ratmalana Railway Station


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Bus Routes

100Panadura - Ratmalana - Pettah
101Moratuwa - Ratmalana - Pettah
102Moratuwa - Ratmalana - Kotahena
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Nearest Train Stations

0kmRatmalana Railway Station
2.3kmMount Lavinia Railway Station
3.1kmAngulana Railway Station
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New Developments

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

What’s great here?

tick iconStrong transportation links - including convenient access to major highways, a local railway station and multiple bus routes - ensure seamless travel.
tick iconProximity to both Colombo and southern suburbs offers diverse employment and leisure opportunities.
tick iconEasy access to a wide selection of schools and educational institutions, from primary to tertiary education.
tick iconConvenient access to numerous parks and recreational facilities offering leisure activities for all ages.
tick iconRelatively easy access to a wide range of public amenities and services including banks, supermarkets, clinics, pharmacies, hospitals, government offices, etc.
tick iconPublic spaces and residential areas maintain high safety standards, fostering a secure living environment.
tick iconThe more affluent residential areas make for highly safe and secure neighbourhoods for families and individuals.
tick iconUniquely combines industrial vigour with the tranquillity of suburban living.
tick iconMaintains a harmonious balance between urban development and green spaces.

What needs attention?

tick iconTraffic congestion along Galle Road during peak hours.
tick iconCompared to commercial hubs such as Panadura, Ratmalana is slightly lacking in its range of public amenities and services.
tick iconA need to strengthen measures to address issues of minor crime in the less developed residential areas.
tick iconA need to address pollution concerns, particularly in industrial areas.

Neighbourhood Rating


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Connectivity & Commute4.5 out of 5
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Lifestyle & Facilities4 out of 5
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Safety & Security4 out of 5
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Environment4.5 out of 5

Property Price Trends in Ratmalana for

Average Price (Last 12 months)
Rs. 23,968.21 sqft
Past 12 months' growth
Positive Trend
Past 3 months' growth
Positive Trend
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