Cinnamon Gardens

Cinnamon Gardens (Sinhala: කුරුඳු වත්ත, Tamil: கறுவாத் தோட்டம்) is an affluent neighbourhood in Colombo, Sri Lanka located 3 kilometers south-east from Colombo's centre. Cinnamon Gardens is named from the former cinnamon plantation in this area. In the year 1789, there were 289 acres (1.17 km2) of cinnamon trees in the gardens.

Cinnamon Gardens

කුරුඳු වත්ත
கறுவாத் தோட்டம்
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Cinnamon Gardens is located in Greater Colombo
Cinnamon Gardens
Cinnamon Gardens
Location in Location in Greater Colombo
Coordinates: 6°54′24″N 79°51′48″E / 6.90667°N 79.86333°E / 6.90667; 79.86333Coordinates: 6°54′24″N 79°51′48″E / 6.90667°N 79.86333°E / 6.90667; 79.86333
CountrySri Lanka
ProvinceWestern Province
DistrictColombo District
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone)
Postal Code

At present, Cinnamon Gardens is the location of the Prime Minister's Office, Independence Hall, Colombo Town Hall and National Museum as well as numerous foreign embassies and high commissions, located down streets lined with fine trees and mansions that are home to the country's elite.[2][3][4]

It is also the location of the Colombo Department of Meteorology and its observatory.[5]


Cinnamon Gardens is a multi-religious and multi-ethnic area. The major ethnic communities in Cinnamon Gardens are Sinhalese and Tamils. Ethnic minorities include Burghers and Sri Lankan Moors. Religions include Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Christianity and various other religions and beliefs to a lesser extent.



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Places of interestEdit

Viharamahadevi Park entrance.
Colombo Municipal Council (Town Hall)

Diplomatic missionsEdit

Photo galleryEdit

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  6. ^ Buddhist Ladies' College 56th Founder's Day Archived 2013-02-19 at
  7. ^ Thurstan College Cricket ground in Colombo 7
  8. ^ Thurstan College Ground