Mirigama

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Mirigama

මීරිගම
மீரிகம
Mirigama is located in Sri Lanka
Mirigama
Mirigama
Location of Mirigama
Coordinates: 7°14′29″N 80°7′57″E / 7.24139°N 80.13250°E / 7.24139; 80.13250Coordinates: 7°14′29″N 80°7′57″E / 7.24139°N 80.13250°E / 7.24139; 80.13250
CountrySri Lanka
ProvinceWestern Province, Sri Lanka

Mirigama (also spelled Meerigama) (Sinhala: මීරිගම; Tamil: மீரிகம) is a town in Gampaha District, Sri Lanka. It is located 57 km (35 mi) from Colombo, and 34 km (21 mi) from Negombo.

Mirigama is the hometown of Sri Lanka's first Prime Minister, D. S. Senanayake[citation needed] and former speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka Karu Jayasuriya.[citation needed]

Economy[edit]

Mirigama is an economic hub in the region and is a popular shopping center. It also has a large number of businesses and public institutions, which results in a large population and a large number of people commuting to and from the city daily.

Transport[edit]

The city is located on the AB29, which connects the A1 Colombo - Kandy road with the B322 Ja-Ela - Kurunegala road. The B324 (Mirigama - Negombo road) is one of the main roads that originate from the town. Mirigama - Kotadeniyawa road and Mirigama - Nalla road are another roads linked to Mirigama. Mirigama is connected to Warakapola in Kegalle district. Mirigama - Weweldeniya and Mirigama - Danowita roads are connected road of Colombo to Kandy side. The city center is 32 km (20 mi) (approximately one hour) from the Bandaranaike International Airport. Mirigama Railway Station is a major railway station on the Main Line and has frequent rail connections to Colombo, Badulla, Hatton, Kandy, Maho, Polgahawela and Rambukkana among others. A regular train trip from Mirigama to Colombo takes approximately 1 hour 20 mins. An express train ride from Mirigama to Colombo roughly takes about 1 hour. The proposed electric rail system is expected to cut this time down to 25 mins.

The Central Expressway (under construction as of June 2018) includes two interchanges serving Mirigama: Mirigama North and Mirigama South.[1]

Places[edit]

  • SLAF Mirigama
  • The Mirigama Super Race Track (commonly known as the Kanway Autodrome) - national-level race track, 1.4 km (0.87 mi) in length.[2]
  • Sri Lanka Army Base, Ambepussa[3]

Schools[edit]

  • Bandaranayake Maha Vidyalaya
  • Bothale Kanishta Vidyalaya
  • Dudley Senanayake Adarsha Maha Vidyalaya
  • D.S.Senanayake Central College
  • Henepola Kanishta Vidyalaya
  • Kaleliya Maha Vidyalaya
  • Kandangamuwa Maha Vidyalaya
  • Keenadeniya Maha Vidyalaya
  • Pallewela Maha Vidyalaya
  • Sri Vimalawansha Kanishta Vidyalaya

Industries[edit]

Mirigama has been identified as one of the major industrialized towns in Sri Lanka from as far as the 1980s. This is primarily due to its location in a slightly hilly countryside, the presence of a Board Of Investment and an Industrial Zone and its proximity to the Bandaranayake International Airport. The factories as of January 2019 are;

  • Cargills - Magic Ice Cream Factory
  • Damro - Innovex Machinery Factory
  • Damro - Furniture Factory
  • Damro - Daxer Polymer Factory
  • Brandix - Textile Manufacturing Facility
  • Courtaulds - Textile Manufacturing Facility
  • SilverMill - International Exporter in Organic Products
  • Tamasha - International Exporter in Organic Sauces
  • Aussie Oats Milling[4] - International Food Processing Company
  • Lalan Rubbers - Rubber Processing Plant
  • Ceylon Shell Flour - Flour Processing Plant
  • Amtrad - International Concrete Exporter
  • DR Exports - Furniture Manufacturer
  • Etna Rubber Exports - Rubber Exporter

Web Site[edit]

Social Media Group[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Transportation Engineering Division, University of Moratuwa. "Economic Feasibility Analysis for Central Expressway Project: Final Report" (PDF). cep.lk. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Dream becomes a reality".
  3. ^ Joseph, Dishan. "The Roar of Sinha Regiment". Daily News. Retrieved 2021-04-29.
  4. ^ "Contact". Aussee Oats. Retrieved 2021-06-03.