Kottawa

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Kottawa

කොට්ටාව

கொட்டவை
Suburb
Kottawa is located in Sri Lanka
Kottawa
Kottawa
Coordinates: 6°50′29″N 79°57′53″E / 6.84139°N 79.96472°E / 6.84139; 79.96472Coordinates: 6°50′29″N 79°57′53″E / 6.84139°N 79.96472°E / 6.84139; 79.96472
Country Sri Lanka
Province Western Province
District Colombo District
Time zone Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone (UTC+5:30)
Postal Code 10230

Kottawa (කොට්ටාව ) is a suburb of Colombo city, Sri Lanka, administered by the Maharagama Urban Council. Located 21 km from Colombo, it can be reached via A4 (Colombo - Batticaloa) highway and by train on via the Kelani Valley Railway Line.[1] The northern end of the Southern Expressway is about 2 km east of Kottawa on the High Level Road (A4) and the Outer Colombo Circular Highway also extends from here towards north.

The name[edit]

The name Kottawa is derived from the Sinhalese kotten awa. by the time the name was shortened to "Kottawa".

Kottawa town[edit]

Kottawa town is located alongside the High Level Road (A4) between the Pannipitiya and Homagama.[1]Kottawa town shows a potential to become a key landmark in Sri Lanka's road systems due to the development of highways.


Schools[edit]

Public transport[edit]

Rail[edit]

Kottawa Railway Station is located approximately 200m from Kottawa Junction along the Kottawa-Athurugiriya Road

Bus[edit]

Bus Routes heading through Kottawa:

  • 99 - Colombo (Pettah) - Badulla / Passara / Welimada / Lunugala / Bibila
  • 122 – Pettah - Avissawella / Rathnapura / Embilipitiya / Rakwana / Suriyawewa / Kataragama
  • 124 – Maharagama – Ihala bope
  • 125 – Pettah / Maharagama – Padukka / Ingiriya
  • 128/1 - Maharagama - Munamalewatta
  • 138 - Pettah - Homagama
  • 138/2 – Pettah - Mattegoda
  • 138/3 – Pettah – Rukmalgama
  • 138/4 – Pettah - Athurugiriya
  • 280 – Maharagama - Horana
  • E01 - Maharagama - Galle
  • E01 - Maharagama - Matara

Bus Routes terminating at Kottawa

  • 128 – Kiriwaththuduwa / Yakahaluwa
  • 129 – Moragahahena
  • 138 – Pettah
  • 174 – Borella
  • 255 – Mt.Lavinia
  • 296 – Piliyandala
  • 342 – Piliyandala (via Polgasowita)
  • 336 – Malabe
  • 336/1 - Malabe(via Horahena)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kottawa city". Lanka.info. Retrieved 4 January 2013.