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Colpetty is located in Sri Lanka
Coordinates: 6°54′2″N 79°51′12″E / 6.90056°N 79.85333°E / 6.90056; 79.85333Coordinates: 6°54′2″N 79°51′12″E / 6.90056°N 79.85333°E / 6.90056; 79.85333
Country Sri Lanka
Province Western Province
District Colombo District
Time zone Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone (UTC+5:30)
Postal Code 00300 [1]

Kollupitiya is a major neighbourhood of Colombo, Sri Lanka. The name Kollupitiya comes from the name of a chief from Kandy who had unsuccessfully attempted to dethrone the last king of Kandy. During the period of British and Dutch administration, a brewery had commenced in Kollupitiya which converted coconut treacle into liquor.[2][unreliable source?] Nowadays, the suburb is a thriving commercial area containing fashionable high-end shopping malls. Some foreign embassies are located in Kollupitiya. The Prime Minister's House (Colombo) is located in Colombo 3 just two blocks south of Maha Nuge Gardens; a prominent private laneway in Kollupitiya.


Kollupitiya is a multi-religious and multi-ethnic area. The major ethnic communities in Kollupitiya are Sinhalese. There are also there various minorities such as Burghers, Tamils, Arab descendants and others. Religions include Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity.


There are several government schools located in Kollupitiya. Those are:

Diplomatic Missions[edit]

Government Offices[edit]

  • Temple trees, presidential residence.
  • Sri Lanka Tourism headquarters
  • Civil aviation authority of Sri Lanka
  • Department of economic development