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Ja-Ela is located in Sri Lanka
Coordinates: 7°4′0″N 79°53′36″E / 7.06667°N 79.89333°E / 7.06667; 79.89333Coordinates: 7°4′0″N 79°53′36″E / 7.06667°N 79.89333°E / 7.06667; 79.89333
Country Sri Lanka
Province Western Province
Time zone Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone (UTC+5:30)
Area code(s) 011

Ja-Ela is a large suburb of Colombo city approximately 20 km north of Colombo city centre Fort, Sri Lanka.Ja-Ela lies on the A3 road which overlaps with the Airport Expressway at the Ja-Ela Junction.

Local Government Council[edit]

Ja-Ela belongs to the Ja-Ela Urban Council.


The economy in Ja-Ela consists of commercial enterprises, office and industrial employment.

Shopping malls[edit]


This suburb is situated on the main road A3, between Colombo municipality and Puttalam municipality. There is also a railway station in Ja-Ela on the Puttalam railway line via Negombo. Ja-Ela is situated very close to the Bandaranaike International Airport.There is also a bus stand in Ja-Ela which provides access to Colombo, Gampaha, Negombo, etc. The traffic issues at Ja-Ela have been reduced after the introduction of the E03, which serves an interchange at Ja-Ela.

Buses from Ja-Ela operate as[edit]

A Stretch of Ja-Ela through the culverts of Negombo-Colombo Road