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Hokandara is a suburb of Colombo city. It is located approximately fifteen (15) kilometers from the city center of Colombo, adjacent to Thalawathugoda on the West, Malabe on the North-west and Aturugiriya on the North-east. It sits astride the Hokandara-Kottawa Road and the Malabe-Aturugiriya (Borella) Road.
Originally a working-class and farming area, since the 1990s Hokandara has become an increasingly upper-middle and middle-class residential area.
- Supermarkets - Cargills Food City, Vidyalaya Junction; Co-op Food City & LAUGFS supermarket, Hokandara South; Co-op Food City.
- Banks - (People's Bank)
- Schools - (Vidura College - Colombo - Thalawathugoda Campus, Hokandara Vidyaraja Maha Vidyalaya),Hokandara Vidayaloka vidayala.
The area is served by the Hokandara Post Office. It is divided into four postal subdivisions - North, East, South and West.
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