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Piliyandala  පිළියන්දල   பிலியன்டல‌ is located in Sri Lanka
Piliyandala  පිළියන්දල   பிலியன்டல‌


Coordinates: 6°51′0″N 79°57′0″E / 6.85000°N 79.95000°E / 6.85000; 79.95000Coordinates: 6°51′0″N 79°57′0″E / 6.85000°N 79.95000°E / 6.85000; 79.95000
Country Sri Lanka
Province Western Province
District Colombo District
Time zone Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone (UTC+5:30)

Piliyanadala is a suburb of Sri Lankan capital Colombo, which is situated approximately 18 km south of Colombo.

Piliyandala, Sri Lanka is one of the relatively more populated suburbs located in the Colombo District of the Western Province, Sri Lanka and it is surrounded by Moratuwa, Kesbawa, Maharagama, Pannipitiya, Bandaragama, and Kahathuduwa, which are suburbs nearby. Although previously known as a residential town, the congestion and traffic of colombo is starting to reach the heart of Piliyandala as well.

Two major roads run through of Piliyandala. The road connecting Colombo and Horana, known as the 120 bus route and the road connecting Mountlavinia and Kottawa (the 255 bus route). The beaches of Mountlavinia are a 15-30 minute drive away from Piliyandala town.There are other bus routes from Maharagama to Piliyandala, Bandaragama to Pilyandala(the 162 bus route).

Piliyandala has a thriving market in the town center (next to the clock tower).

The suburb is well known for the bus bombing, which was committed by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. Outside of this event, Piliyandala is a safe town, not known for other violent events, which made the 2008 event a big shock to residents.

The oldest running clock tower in Sri Lanka is situated in Piliyanadala. Building commenced in 1952, and ended in 1953, and has been running ever since.[1]

Bus routes[edit]

Bus Routes travelling via Piliyandala

  • 120 - Pettah - Piliyandala - Kesbewa / Horana
  • 162 - Pettah - Bandaragama
  • 255 - Mt Lavinia - Kottawa (via Piliyandala)

Bus Routes terminating at Piliyandala

Educational Institutes[edit]

There are several renowned government educational institutes are located in Piliyandala. Those are,

  • Piliyandala Central College
  • Dharmaraja Maha Vidyalaya
  • Sir John Kotelawela Maha Vidyalaya
  • Piliyandala No: 1 Kanishta Vidyalaya
  • Somaweera Chandrasiri Primary School


  1. ^ [1], Daily News - Features April 2003.