Borella

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Borella
බොරැල්ල
பொறளை
Suburb
Borella
Borella
Borella is located in Sri Lanka
Borella
Borella
Coordinates: 6°54′53″N 79°52′40″E / 6.91472°N 79.87778°E / 6.91472; 79.87778Coordinates: 6°54′53″N 79°52′40″E / 6.91472°N 79.87778°E / 6.91472; 79.87778
Country Sri Lanka
Province Western Province
District Colombo District
Time zone Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone (UTC+5:30)
Postal Code 00800 [1]

Borella is the largest suburb in Colombo, Sri Lanka represented by divisional code 8.

Demographic[edit]

Borella is a multi-religious and multi-ethnic area. The major ethnic communities in Borella are Sinhalese and Tamils. There are also various other minorities such as Burghers, Arab descendants and others. Religions include Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Christianity and various other religions and beliefs to a lesser extent.

Sports venues[edit]

Schools[edit]

  • Sunrise International Preschool
  • Wesley College
  • Bandaranayake Vidyalaya
  • Carey College, Borella
  • Devi Balika Vidyalaya
  • C. W. W. Kannangara Vidyalaya
  • Susamaya Wardana Maha Vidyalaya
  • Rathnawali Balika Maha Vidyalaya
  • D.S.Senanayaka College
  • Colombo Overseas School
  • Gateway International School
  • Oxford Overseas School

Cemetery[edit]

Sirisara Uyana Housing Scheme in Borella

The General Cemetery (Kanatte) is located in Borella. It is the main National Burial Ground and Crematorium for the City of Colombo. It is located at the intersection of Narahenpita Road (Elvitigala Mawatha), Bullers Road (Bauddhaloka Mawatha), and Baseline Road (D S Senanayake Mawtha) at a large traffic circle. The cemetery was established in 1840 and is a very popular place of burial for all nationalities. A section is dedicated for those who were lost during the I and II World wars.

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