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. 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.