Homagama

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Homagama
හෝමාගම
ஹோமாகம
Suburb
Homagama is located in Colombo District
Homagama
Homagama
Location of Homagama within the Colombo District
Coordinates: 6°50′35.79″N 80°0′11.46″E / 6.8432750°N 80.0031833°E / 6.8432750; 80.0031833Coordinates: 6°50′35.79″N 80°0′11.46″E / 6.8432750°N 80.0031833°E / 6.8432750; 80.0031833
Country Sri Lanka
Province Western Province
District Colombo District
Population (2012)
 • Total 236,179
Time zone SLT (UTC+5:30)
Postal Code 10200[1]

Homagama is a town in the Colombo District, Sri Lanka, about 24 kilometres (15 mi) south-east of Colombo. The Homagama Pradeshiya Sabha consists of the Homagama divisional secretariat and 10 GN division of Padukka DS division. The total Land area is about is 137 square kilometres (53 sq mi) of 90 GN division. The Pradeshiya Sabha was established under act No 15 of 1987, and has the highest population of any pradeshiya sabha area in Sri Lanka.[citation needed] It is home to notable places such as the campus of the National School of Business Management, Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology, the Panagoda Cantonment, Upali Newspapers, Mahinda Rajapaksa College Homagama, St. Michael's College, Homagama, the Sri lanka Buddhist and Pali University, Ceylon Biscuits Limited and the Laxapana Battery Company.

Demographics[edit]

Data is drawn from the 2012 national census.

No Ethnicity Population % Of Total
1 Sinhalese 231,878 98.18
2 Sri Lankan Tamils 1,907 0.81
3 Sri Lankan Moors 508 0.22
4 Indian Tamils 460 0.19
5 Other 1,426 0.60
6 Total 236,179 100

Transport[edit]

Homagama sits along the A4 Highway connecting it to both Colombo and Avissawella and beyond. The town is served by two rail lines (Kelani Valley and Homagama) with 66 trains a day connecting Homagama's two rail stations (one located 300m north of Homagama junction along the Athurugiriya road and one opposite the Homagama hospital) with Maradana and Avissawella.[citation needed]

Homagama is also served by a significant bus service both internally and as through-routes:

Through-routes

Routes originating from/terminating at Homagama

  • 128 - Maharagama-Gonapola/Temple Junction/Moonamalewatta (Homagama)
  • 128/2 - Temple Junction
  • 128/3 - Govijanapadaya
  • 138 - Pettah (via Kottawa, Maharagama, Nugegoda, Kirulapana, Thummulla, Slave Island, Fort)
  • 149 - Piliyandala via (Kahathuduwa)
  • 203 - Horagala (via Godagama)
  • 219 - Hanwella (via Meegoda)
  • 293 - Hanwella (via Godagama)
  • 299 - Lenegala (via Nawalamulla Road)
  • 299/1 - Nawalamulla
  • 299/2 - Nagasgodalla (via Lional Jayasinghe mawatha)
  • 308 - Maharagama (via Niyandagala & Kottawa)
  • 313 - Kalubowila (via Nugegoda)
  • 366 - Halbarawa (via Godagama)
  • 392 - Migodadeniya
  • 559 - Anuradhapura
  • 697 - Kaduwela (via Athurugiriya)
  • 698 - Kaduwela (via Panagoda)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-10-12. Retrieved 2016-02-01.