Kandana is a suburb of Colombo city in Western Province, Sri Lanka, just 19 km north of the Colombo city centre fort. Due to the close proximity to Colombo, Negombo and as well as the Bandaranaike International Airport, Kandana is a popular Residential Area. The Neighboring suburbs are Ja-Ela, Ragama and Wattala.
The Kandana Town is situated on the A3 Colombo-Negombo Highway, and is easily accessible. The Kandana Railway Station is on the Colombo-Puttalam Railway Line, and is the 10th Railway Station from colombo.
The major ethnic group in Kandana are Sinhalese and most residents of Kandana are Roman Catholic. The St. Sebastian's Shrine in Kandana (official website - http://www.kandanashrine.org) is a well-known Roman Catholic place of Worship. Many Catholic Churches are situated in and around Kandana. Historically, Kandana has had a large Burgher (Dutch, Portuguese and British ancestry) population, however the number of Burghers have decreased throughout the years.
Kandana is home to The Swadeshi Industrial Works, a leading Soap Manufacturing Company in Sri Lanka, as well as to many small scale industries.
The city is famous for its delicious bakery products which can be found in plenty.
De Mazenod College is situated in Kandana, and a large number of residents have been educated at this institution.