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A Stretch of the Ja-Ela town through the culverts of Negombo-Colombo Road
A Stretch of the Ja-Ela town through the culverts of Negombo-Colombo Road
Ja-Ela is located in Sri Lanka
Coordinates: 7°4′0″N 79°53′36″E / 7.06667°N 79.89333°E / 7.06667; 79.89333
Country Sri Lanka
Province Western Province
District Gampaha District
Time zone SLST (UTC+5:30)
Postal code 11350
Area code(s) 011
Website www.jaela.ds.gov.lk

Ja-Ela is a suburb of Colombo, located approximately 20 km (12 mi) north of the Colombo city centre. Ja-Ela lies on the  A3  road which overlaps with the  E03  Colombo – Katunayake Expressway at the Ja-Ela Junction.

Local Government Council[edit]

Ja-Ela is admistered by the Ja-Ela Urban Council.


The economy in Ja-Ela consists of commercial enterprises, office and industrial employment.

Shopping malls[edit]

Movie theatres[edit]

  • Cinemax
  • Vista Lite


This suburb is situated on the main road  A3 , between Colombo municipality and Negombo municipality. There is also a railway station in Ja-Ela on the Puttalam railway line via Negombo. Ja-Ela is situated very close to the Bandaranaike International Airport.There is also a bus stand in Ja-Ela which provides access to Colombo, Negombo, Gampaha, etc. The traffic issues at Ja-Ela have been reduced after the introduction of the  E03  Colombo – Katunayake Expressway, which serves an interchange at Ja-Ela.

Ja-Ela railway station


  • Negombo - Ja-Ela
  • Gampaha - Ja-Ela
  • Fort (Colombo)|Colombo (Fort)- Ja-Ela
  • Ragama - Ja-Ela
  • Nittambuwa - Ja-Ela
  • Ganemulla - Ja-Ela
  • Raddolugama - Ja-Ela


  • Mary Immaculate Convent -Thudalla
  • Christ King College - Thudalla
  • Jayanthi Vidyalaya - Ja-ela (Town)
  • St. Mary's College Ja-ela (Town)