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Colpetty is located in Sri Lanka
Coordinates: 6°54′2″N 79°51′12″E / 6.90056°N 79.85333°E / 6.90056; 79.85333Coordinates: 6°54′2″N 79°51′12″E / 6.90056°N 79.85333°E / 6.90056; 79.85333
Country Sri Lanka
Province Western Province
District Colombo District
Time zone Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone (UTC+5:30)
Postal Code 00300 [1]

Kollupitiya is a major neighbourhood of Colombo, Sri Lanka. The name Kollupitiya comes from the name of a chief from Kandy who had unsuccessfully attempted to dethrone the last king of Kandy. During the period of British and Dutch administration, a brewery had commenced in Kollupitiya which converted coconut treacle into liquor.[2] Nowadays, the suburb is mostly a commercial area containing fashionable high-end shopping malls. Some foreign embassies are located in Kollupitiya. Maha Nuge Gardens is also a prominent private laneway in Kollupitiya.


Kollupitiya is a multi-religious and multi-ethnic area. The major ethnic communities in Kollupitiya are Sinhalese. There are also there various minorities such as Burghers, Tamils, Arab descendants and others. Religions include Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Christianity and various other religions and beliefs to a lesser extent.


There are several renowned government schools located in Kollupitiya. Those are;

Hotels and Shopping malls[edit]

Many renowned luxury and designer hotels and malls are located in Colpetty.

Hotels & apartments[edit]

  • Grand Hyatt Colombo Hotel
  • Cinnamon Grand Hotel
  • Sheraton Colombo
  • Mövenpick Hotel Colombo
  • Galle Face Hotel
  • Monarch Residencies
  • Crescat Residencies

Shopping Malls[edit]

  • Crescat Boulevard
  • Liberty Plaza
  • Galle Face court

Diplomatic Missions[edit]

Government Offices[edit]

  • Temple trees, presidential residence.
  • Sri Lanka Tourism headquarters
  • Civil aviation authority of Sri Lanka
  • Department of economic development