|Elevation||30 m (100 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (SLT)|
Athurugiriya is a suburb of Colombo city in Colombo District, Sri Lanka. It is situated on the Kotte-Bope Road (B 240) about 15 km away from the centre of the commercial capital Colombo. This suburb is a highly sought after residential center in Colombo city.
King Walagamba also use this place as a hiding place before he chased away the South Indian invaders.
History of the area dates back to at least 212 BC. Historic cave temple complex Korathota Raja maha Vihara located 3 km north from the city centre.
Brahmi inscriptions on the cave temple mention a dedication from the daughter of King Walagamba and a local official. This temple has two important historical inscriptions, which says this temple was offer to Maha Sanga by a daughter of Mahachula Mahatissa. Second one says one cave offered to Maha Sanga by a provincial leader call Sumana.