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Maharagama is located in Sri Lanka
Location of Maharagama in Sri Lanka
Coordinates: 6°50′58″N 79°55′25″E / 6.84944°N 79.92361°E / 6.84944; 79.92361Coordinates: 6°50′58″N 79°55′25″E / 6.84944°N 79.92361°E / 6.84944; 79.92361
Country Sri Lanka
Province Western Province
District Colombo District
 • Urban Council Kanthi Kodikara
Population (2012)
 • Total 195,355
Time zone SLT (UTC+5:30)
Postal Code 10280 [1]

Maharagama is a large suburb of Colombo city in Colombo District, Sri Lanka. Situated on the High-Level (A4) Road about 15 km away from the centre of the commercial capital Colombo. It developed rapidly in the 1980s as a dormitory suburb of Colombo. Governed by the Maharagama Urban Council, the town possesses all the facilities like Super Markets, Department Stores, Clothing Shops, Food and Beverages Shops to fulfill the needs of Citizens.

Apart from that, there are number of Bus Routes passing the area as well as starting from the suburb itself that connect Maharagama to all the suburbs. Also there's a Depot of the Sri Lanka Transport Board located in Maharagama.


According to the census of 2012 the demographics of Maharagama by ethnicity is as follows.

No Ethnicity Population % Of Total
1 Sinhalese 187,363 95.90
2 Sri Lankan Tamils 3,107 1.59
3 Sri Lankan Moors 1,369 0.70
4 Burghers 1,343 0.68
5 Sri Lankan Malays 1,143 0.58
6 Indian Tamils 529 0.27
7 Bharatha 471 0.24
8 Sri Lankan Chetty 82 0.04
9 Other 16 0.00
10 Total 195,355 100

Important places around Maharagama[edit]

  • National Youth Center
  • National Institute of Education
  • National Cancer Institute
  • Sri Vajiragnana Dharmayatanaya (Bhikkhu Training Center)
  • National Teachers' Training College
  • National Ayurvedic Hospital
  • Boralesgamuwa Lake
  • University of Sri Jayewardenepura
  • National Dental Institute
  • Sri Jawardenapura National Hospital

Schools in Maharagama[edit]

  • President's College
  • Vidyakara Balika Maha Vidyalaya
  • Buwanekaba Maha Vidyalaya
  • Central College

Cafes and Restaurants[edit]

Public Transport[edit]


Trains starting from Colombo Fort stop at Maharagama Railway Station as well as nearby Nawinna Railway Station. Both stations lie on the Kelani Valley Line, with local trains to Colombo Fort, Maradana, and Avissawella.

Maharagama Railway Station is located in Pamunuwa area.

Currently the Kelani Valley Line serves an increasingly urbanizing population between Colombo Fort and Maharagama. Though capacity had increased through broad-gauging the line, services face limitations due to sharp curves and the illegal constructions on either sides of the track between Colombo and Maharagama.

Bus Routes[edit]

Maharagama, which is located in the middle of few important areas has several bus routes which can be used to access to the suburb centre.

Bus Routes heading via Maharagama to/from Colombo: (via High Level Rd, Nugegoda and Kirulapona)

Local Bus Routes terminating at Maharagama:

Long Distance Bus Services via Maharagama to/from Colombo:

Long Distance Bus Services terminating at Maharagama operated by the SLTB:


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