Bambalapitiya

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Bambalapitiya
බම්බලපිටිය
பம்பலப்பிட்டி
Suburb
Bambalapitiya
Bambalapitiya
Bambalapitiya is located in Sri Lanka
Bambalapitiya
Bambalapitiya
Coordinates: 6°53′20″N 79°51′24″E / 6.88889°N 79.85667°E / 6.88889; 79.85667
Country Sri Lanka
Province Western Province
District Colombo District
Time zone Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone (UTC+5:30)
Postal Code 00400 [1]

Bambalapitiya is a suburb in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The area, numbered Colombo 4, spans about one and a half kilometres of the Galle Road in Colombo. The west of the city is bordered by the Indian Ocean while to the east Havelock Town town borders it.

In the early 19th century it is believed Bambalapitiya was a jungle infested with snakes. Cashew trees were common here. Outlaws would seek hiding in the dense jungle, and hijack bullock carts carrying produce between Galle and Colombo. St. Peter's College, one of the leading Catholic schools in Sri Lanka is located in the southern end of Bambalapitiya. The Holy Family Convent (better known as HFC),is also a leading Catholic girls schools in Sri Lanka.

Notable landmarks and organizations[edit]

The shopping mall known as Majestic City has many shops and boutiques along with a cinema, a food court, and a supermarket. It is a popular gathering point for local youth as well as enthusiastic shoppers. The unofficial IT Shopping Center known as Unity Plaza is also situated in Bambalapitiya. Bambalapitiya is also regarded as a Training Hub as many private sector schools and colleges such as ICBS, ICBT, IDM Computer Studies, ESOFT Computer Studies, and PIBT are clustered in this area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bambalapitiya (None) - Sri Lanka Postal Codes". Mohanjith. Archived from the original on 13 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 

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Coordinates: 6°53′20″N 79°51′24″E / 6.88889°N 79.85667°E / 6.88889; 79.85667