Things to do in Moratuwa

About Moratuwa

Location: Moratuwa, Colombo district is located 18km south of the heart of Colombo in the western coast belt studded with pristine palm fringed tropical beaches from Wadduwa onwards to Galle when the lovely beaches run along the southern coast to Hambantota.

Reaching Moratuwa: Moratuwa can be reached by Colombo-Galle-Matara (A2) main road as well as Colombo-Galle-Matara Southern railway line.

The population of Moratuwa: By 2001 census and 2010 calculations, Moratuwa of Colombo district is the third most densely populated city (204,849) of Sri Lanka following the city of Colombo (685246) and cities of Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia (204849) also of Colombo district.

The populace of Moratuwa: The city is famous for its industry of high quality furniture. Moratuwa has long been famous for musicians and cricketers too.
The definite and definitive technical aptitude of the people of Moratuwa resulted in the establishment of "Ceylon College of Technology" (CCT) in the year 1966, which was upgraded to a university in 1972; Ceylon-German Technical College and numerous other technical institutions in Moratuwa. Ceylon Government Railway (CGR) established its first and largest workshop at Ratmalana, the town next to Moratuwa.

Tourism: Bolgoda Lake, a tributary of Kalu Ganga with its origin at Adams Peak, is a popular resort for swimming, angling, and wind surfing & boat trips. Blogoda Lake spreads, twisting from Ratmalana via Moratuwa and Panadura till it get close to the beach resort of Wadduwa, the gateway to the beautiful South-western and southern beaches.

Colombo Sailing Club: The Colombo Sailing Club is located at Bolgoda Lake.

Cultural attractions: Moratuwa of 18 administrative areas is home to numerous Buddhist temples & Roman Catholic, Anglican & Protestant churches including the Holy Emmanuel's, the tallest cathedral in Colombo.

Leading colleges of Moratuwa: Prince of Wales' College and Princess of Wales' College (Founded in the year 1876 by Moratuwa's Charles Henry De Soysa (1836-1890), Rothschild of Ceylon, the wealthiest Ceylonese in the 19th century)

St. Sebastian's College, Moratuwa College, Our Lady of Victories Convent: Moratuwa Vidyalaya College

The University of Moratuwa: The University of Moratuwa located on the banks of the Bolgoda Lake at Katubedda, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, is one of the top technological universities in Sri Lanka.

The University of Moratuwa Library (UML) is one of the most prominent technology libraries in the country. Its main areas of specialization are Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology.

(FOSS) Free and Open Source Software Annual competition for "Ranking of Universities" held by the Times Higher Education Supplement.

Winner: University of Moratuwa year 2007, 2008 and 2009

Moratuwa has been ranked the No.1 University among 1193 Universities worldwide and have won over twice the number of awards than second placed University of Toronto, Canada.

About Moratuwa District

Colombo is the largest city and commercial capital of Sri Lanka. It is located on the west coast of the island and adjacent to Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte, the capital city of Sri Lanka. Colombo is a busy and vibrant city with a mixture of modern life and colonial buildings and ruins and a city population of 647,100.The Colombo Metropolitan Region, defined by the districts of Colombo, Gampaha and Kalutara, has an estimated population of 5,648,000, and covers an area of 3,694.20 km².

Colombo is a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural city. It is the most populous city in Sri Lanka, with 642,163 people living within the city limits. The population of Colombo is a mix of numerous ethnic groups, mainly Sinhalese, Moors and Tamils. There are also small communities of people with Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch, Malay and Indian origins living in the city, as well as numerous European expatriates.

The great majority of Sri Lankan corporations have their head offices in Colombo. Some of the industries include chemicals, textiles, glass, cement, leather goods, furniture, and jewellery. In the city center is located South Asia's second tallest building - The World Trade Centre.

About Central Province

The Western Province is the most densely populated province of Sri Lanka. It is home to the legislative capital Sri Jayawardenapura as well to Colombo, the nation's administrative and business center. Western Province is divided into 3 main districts called Colombo (642 km²), Gampaha (1,386.6 km²) and Kalutara (1,606 km²) districts. As Sri Lanka?s economic hub, all the major local and international corporations have their presence in the city and so do all the major designer and high street retailers, so be ready to indulge in some retail therapy in western province.

Having the highest population in the all the provinces, the almost all the premier educational institutions in the island are located in western province. Universities in the province include the University of Colombo, the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, University of Kelaniya, Open University, Sri Lanka, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University and University of Moratuwa .Western province has the largest amount of schools in the country, which includes National, Provincial, Private and International schools.