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Wellawatte is located in Sri Lanka
Coordinates: 6°52′29″N 79°51′38″E / 6.874657°N 79.860483°E / 6.874657; 79.860483Coordinates: 6°52′29″N 79°51′38″E / 6.874657°N 79.860483°E / 6.874657; 79.860483
Country Sri Lanka
Province Western Province
District Colombo District
Time zone Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone (UTC+5:30)
Postal Code 00600

Wellawatte, a neighbourhood of Colombo, lies immediately south of Bambalapitiya and is classified as zone 6 within the Colombo Municipal region. The town begins at the old Dutch canal just before the Savoy Cinema and extends all the way south to the same canal that spills into the sea just before the Hospital Road junction where Dehiwela begins. It is bounded on the west by the waters of the Indian Ocean and extends to Pamankade where Havelock Road forks and winds one of its ways to meet the Sri Saranankara Road bridge, which stretches over the waters of the Dutch canal extending towards Kohuwela-Hospital Road junction on Dutugemunu Street.

The Savoy Cinema[edit]

The Savoy Cinema was owned and managed by C. V. de Silva. Located right next to the Dutch Canal on the seaside marks the beginning of the town. The Cinema has since been bought by the Edirisinghe Group, owned and managed by EAP Edirisinghe and refurbished.

The Kinsross Swimming & Life Saving Club[edit]

On the beach stood the original KS&LSC, established in 1940. This club produced several champions in swimming and aquatics. The club also produced several outstanding spear fishermen and introduced the sport of spear fishing to Ceylon. Wellawatte is also the birthplace of one of the country's best seafood restaurants, the Beach Wadiya. Wellawatte has also produced some of the best cricketers and ruggerites in Sri Lanka. e.g., Asanka Gurusinha in cricket, the Denish brothers in rugby, Mary Anne, the great piano teacher and singer.


Art and Religious centers[edit]