|Time zone||Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone (UTC+5:30)|
|Postal Code||00400 |
Bambalapitiya is a neighbourhood of 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. Holy Family Convent (better known as HFC),is also a leading Catholic girls' school.
Notable Landmarks and Organizations
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.
|Indian Ocean||Havelock Town|
|Indian Ocean||Wellawatte||Havelock Town|
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