Wellampitiya, Colombo

Wellampitiya, situated on the eastern cusp of Colombo, offers a fascinating snapshot of a community in transition. This area encapsulates a blend of semi-rural serenity and the early stages of urban development, making it a unique enclave within the bustling metropolis. Currently, Wellampitiya's infrastructure is undergoing gradual enhancements, reflecting a commitment to modernization while preserving the area's inherent charm.

Amidst this evolution, Wellampitiya retains elements of its less developed past, providing residents and visitors with a sense of simplicity and tranquillity rare in urban settings. This delicate balance between growth and tradition positions Wellampitiya as a key area on the brink of becoming a more integral, urbanised part of Colombo. The suburb's journey toward development while maintaining its semi-rural vibe exemplifies the broader urbanisation trends across the region, promising a future where both heritage and progress coexist.
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City Insights

tick iconSituated to the east of Colombo, Wellampitiya offers easy access to the capital's amenities while maintaining a more laid-back atmosphere.
tick iconDirectly accessible by bus and more remotely accessible by train, Wellampitiya is reasonably well connected to its surrounding areas.
tick iconHome to a Sinhala Buddhist majority, alongside a rapidly growing Muslim community.
tick iconThe historical significance of Wellampitiya is embodied in its ancient temples, such as the Sri Sambuddaraja Purana Viharaya.

Known Landmarks

  • Caravan Fresh - Wellampitiya

  • Cargills Food City - Wellampitiya

  • Keells - Wellampitiya

  • Sedawattha Siddharta Central College

  • Kashka Abayas & Shawls


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Bus Routes

131Wellampitiya - Maharagama
140Wellampitiya - Kollupitiya
143Hanwella - Wellampitiya - Pettah
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Nearest Train Stations

4.4kmBaseline Road Railway Station
4.7kmDematagoda Railway Station
5.9kmCotta Road Train 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 to central Colombo through a network of bus routes and train stations, enhancing commute options for residents.
tick iconAccess to main roads and highways facilitates easy travel and transport of goods, making it convenient for daily commuters and businesses.
tick iconAccess to numerous local markets and shops, ensuring convenience and fostering a strong community lifestyle.
tick iconOffers relatively convenient access to a wide range of public amenities and facilities that cater to the day-to-day needs of residents and visitors.
tick iconCertain neighbourhoods offer better safety profiles than others.
tick iconDespite its urbanisation, the area retains some pockets of greenery, contributing to the overall quality of the environment.

What needs attention?

tick iconNeed for improvements in traffic management and road infrastructure in order to enhance the flow of vehicles and reduce travel time.
tick iconLack of proper urban planning has impacted the overall aesthetics of the area's key features, including the town centre, residential neighbourhoods, and commercial spaces.
tick iconA need for more comprehensive healthcare facilities in the vicinity.
tick iconThe area is known to have a somewhat higher than average incidence of crime and safety concerns.
tick iconA need for developing more effective waste management systems to handle the increase in residential and commercial waste to help maintain cleanliness and public health.

Neighbourhood Rating


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Connectivity & Commute4.5 out of 5
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Lifestyle & Facilities3.5 out of 5
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Safety & Security3 out of 5
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Environment4 out of 5

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