Dehiwala is a suburb area in Colombo, Sri Lanka. It is inside the administration boundary of Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia Municipal Council. The town has also suffered extensive pollution as a result of uncontrolled growth and heavy congestion. Road expansion has been futile and the consideration of over-head roads and Colombo Metro Skytrain line are currently underway to ease the problem.


Dehiwala is located in Sri Lanka
Coordinates: 6°52′0″N 79°53′0″E / 6.86667°N 79.88333°E / 6.86667; 79.88333Coordinates: 6°52′0″N 79°53′0″E / 6.86667°N 79.88333°E / 6.86667; 79.88333
CountrySri Lanka
DistrictColombo District
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone)

2019 Easter Sunday attackEdit

A reception hall of The Tropical Inn Hotel opposite to the National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka was also bombed during a series of brutal explosions and two casualties were reported in the site.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ "Another explosion rocks Dehiwala". Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Seventh bomb explosion heard at Sri Lanka Tropical Inn as Easter Sunday attacks continue". The Independent. 2019-04-21. Retrieved 2019-04-21.
  3. ^ "Sri Lanka bomb blasts LIVE updates: Eighth blast occurs in Colombo's Orugodawatta, no casualties reported yet". Firstpost. Retrieved 21 April 2019.