Yakkala

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Yakkala
Town
Yakkala is located in Sri Lanka
Yakkala
Yakkala
Coordinates: 7°05′09″N 80°02′00″E / 7.085955°N 80.03333°E / 7.085955; 80.03333Coordinates: 7°05′09″N 80°02′00″E / 7.085955°N 80.03333°E / 7.085955; 80.03333
CountrySri Lanka
ProvinceWestern Province
DistrictGampaha District
Elevation
40 m (130 ft)
Time zoneUTC+5:30
Area code(s)033

Yakkala is a town located between Nittambuwa and Kadawatha on the A1 Highway (Colombo-Kandy Road). It forms part of Gampaha Municipal Council and located in the Gampaha District, Western Province. It is located 30 km (19 mi) from Colombo, 4.5 km (3 mi) east of Gampaha and 13 km (8 mi) north-west of Radawana.

Some of the main bus routes running through Yakkala are;

1 (Colombo-Kegalle,Kandy), 6 (Colombo-Kurunegala), 8 (Colombo-Matale), 15 (Colombo-Anuradhapura, Vavuniya, Jaffna - via Dambulla), 16 (Colombo-Nawalapitiya), 17 (Panadura-Kandy), 19 (Colombo-Gampola), 22 (Colombo-Ampara), 38 (Colombo-Bibile), 48 (Colombo-Polonnaruwa, Batticaloa), 49 (Colombo-Trincomalee), 57 (Colombo-Anuradhapura - via Wariyapola) and 79 (Colombo-Nuwaraeliya, Welimada).

Yakkala is famous for the long-standing Ayurveda medicine family of Wickramaarachchi. Wickramaarachchi Ayurveda Institute of University of Kelaniya is also situated in Yakkala.[citation needed]

Main attractions around Yakkala include ancient Buddhist cave temples of Warana, Pilikuththuwa, Uruwala and Maligathenna.

Schools: Sri Chandrajothi M.V. Yakkala

Anura M.V. Yakkala