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Kottawa is located in Sri Lanka
Country Sri Lanka
Province Western Province
District Colombo District
Time zone Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone (UTC+5:30)
Postal Code 10230

Kottawa (කොට්ටාව ) is a suburb of City of Colombo (the capital city of Sri Lanka) and is administered by the Maharagama Urban Council. It is located 21 km (13 mi) from the centre of Colombo.


The name Kottawa is derived from the Sinhalese kotten awa. by the time the name was shortened to "Kottawa".

Kottawa town

Kottawa town is located alongside the A4 highway connecting Colombo and Batticaloa.[1] Kottawa town shows a potential to become a key landmark in Sri Lanka's road systems due to the development of highways.


Public transport


Kottawa can be reached via A4 (Colombo - Batticaloa) highway.[1] The northern end of the Southern Expressway is about 2 km (1.2 mi) east of Kottawa[2] on the High Level Road (A4) and the Outer Colombo Circular Highway also extends from here towards north.[3]


Kottawa Railway Station is located on the Kelani Valley Railway Line (which connects Colombo to Avissawella). It is situated approximately 200 m (660 ft) from Kottawa Junction along the Kottawa-Athurugiriya Road


Bus Routes heading through Kottawa:

  • 99 - Colombo (Pettah) - Badulla / Passara / Welimada / Lunugala / Bibila
  • 122 – Pettah - Avissawella / Rathnapura / Embilipitiya / Rakwana / Suriyawewa / Kataragama
  • 124 – Maharagama – Ihala bope
  • 125 – Pettah / Maharagama – Padukka / Ingiriya
  • 128/1 - Maharagama - Munamalewatta
  • 138 - Pettah - Homagama
  • 138/2 – Pettah - Mattegoda
  • 138/3 – Pettah – Rukmalgama
  • 138/4 – Pettah - Athurugiriya
  • 280 – Maharagama - Horana
  • E01 - Maharagama - Galle
  • E01 - Maharagama - Matara

Bus Routes terminating at Kottawa

  • 128 – Kiriwaththuduwa / Yakahaluwa
  • 129 – Moragahahena
  • 138 – Pettah
  • 174 – Borella
  • 255 – Mt.Lavinia
  • 296 – Piliyandala
  • 342 – Piliyandala (via Polgasowita)
  • 336 – Malabe
  • 336/1 - Malabe(via Horahena)


  1. ^ a b "Kottawa city". Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Southern Expressway from Pinnaduwa (Galle) to Godagama (Matara)". Road Development Authority. 28 March 2014. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Alwis, Harshi (8 March 2014). "Kottawa - Kaduwela Highway declared open".  

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