Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia

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Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia


Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia is located in Sri Lanka
Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
Coordinates: 6°52′23″N 79°52′33″E / 6.87306°N 79.87583°E / 6.87306; 79.87583Coordinates: 6°52′23″N 79°52′33″E / 6.87306°N 79.87583°E / 6.87306; 79.87583
Country Sri Lanka
District Colombo District
 • Mayor Mr. Dhanasiri Amarathunga
Population (2012)
 • Total 245,974
Time zone Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone (UTC+5:30)
 • Summer (DST) Summer time (UTC+6)

Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia (Sinhalese: දෙහිවල-ගල්කිස්ස Dehiwala-Galkissa, Tamil: தெஹிவளை-கல்கிசை), population 245,974 (2012) is the largest suburb of capital Colombo (List of cities in Sri Lanka). It is situated immediately south of the Colombo Municipality. It is a combination of certain key urban suburbs and communities combined for administrative purposes. It is home to Sri Lanka's National Zoological Gardens, which remains one of Asia's largest. Dehiwala and Mount Lavinia lie along the Galle Road artery, which runs along the coast to the south of the country.

Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia Municipality comprises the following areas.

Popular Religious Places[edit]


  • Holy Family Convent, Galle Road, Dehiwela
  • Methodist College, Dehiwala
  • St. Thomas' College, Mount Lavinia
  • Girls High School, Mount Lavinia
  • Hejaaz International School, Mount Lavinia
  • Alethea International, Dehiwala
  • Presbyterian Girls School, Dehiwala
  • Colombo Hindu College, Ratmalana
  • St. Mary's College, Dehiwala
  • Central College, Dehiwala
  • Science College, Mount Lavinia
  • Buddhist Girls' College, Mount Lavinia

Higher Educational Centres[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

  • Prof. Chandima Gomes, researcher and consultant on lightning protection and EMI/EMC (now lives in Malaysia)
  • Dr. Hasitha Chandrasekera, Wellness and Productivity Management Consultant and Educator and Professional Teacher of Latin American; Ballroom; Disco; Line; Wedding; Wheelchair & Amputae Dancing (Dehiwela)
  • Ranil Abeynaike (1955-2012), cricketer
  • Uthum Herat (deceased)
  • L.R. Ariyananda, Former National Champion of Badminton for 7 years
  • Professor Devaka Fernando
  • Dr. R. D. Gunaratne
  • Dr Desmond Fernando(1930-2012) Family Physician (1959-2010) and President College of General Practitioners
  • Marvan Atapattu, cricketer
  • Dr PA De Silva OBE (honoured by the Queen for services to Medicine, UK ) FRCP FRCSE FRCOG Obstetrician Sri Lanka & Consultant Physician UK
  • Arittha R Wikramanayake
  • Elanga Wikramanayake (deceased)
  • Eric Wikramanayake
  • Mr. W.A. Sasindu Udara Mahawewa (Son Of late Sarath Harishchandra Mahawewa)
  • Gayesha Perera (Actress, Beauty Queen, Politician, Special Achievements - Miss Sri Lanka 2006, Miss Talent of Miss Tourism Queen 2009, Miss Personality of Miss Asia Pacific World 2012, Best National Costume Winner of Miss Asia Pacific World 2012, Represented Sri Lanka at Miss International 2006, Represented Sri Lanka at Miss Supranational 2013)
  • Mr. Tilak Wimalagunaratne(Attorney-at-Law, Partner at Julius & Creasy)
  • Vivian Leigh in 1953 while filming Elephant Walk