Kolonnawa (Sinhala: කොලොන්නාව, Tamil: கொலன்னாவ) is a town located on the eastern boundary of Colombo District, Western Province of Sri Lanka. It is bounded by Kelani River to the north, Kotikawatta-Mulleriyawa Pradeshiya Sabha to the East, Kotte Municipal Council to the south and Colombo Municipal Council to the west.

Kolonnawa
කොලොන්නාව
கொலன்னாவ
town
Kolonnawa is located in Colombo District
Kolonnawa
Kolonnawa
Location in Colombo District
Coordinates: 6°55′42″N 79°53′42″E / 6.92833°N 79.89500°E / 6.92833; 79.89500Coordinates: 6°55′42″N 79°53′42″E / 6.92833°N 79.89500°E / 6.92833; 79.89500
CountrySri Lanka
ProvinceWestern Province
DistrictColombo District
Population
 (2012[1])
 • Total64,887
Time zone+5.30

Kolonnawa Urban CouncilEdit

Zone [2]Edit

  • Kolonnawa
  • Orugodawatte
  • Wellampitiya

DemographicsEdit

Kolonnawa Municipality area is a multi-ethnic, multi-religious urban centre. According to the census of 2012, the demographics by ethnicity and religion is as follows:.

Religious & Ethnic Identification in Kolonnawa Municipality area [3] [4]
2012 Percentage
Buddhist 123,225 64.58%
Islam 43,988 23.05%
Hindu 12,991 6.81%
Roman Catholic 7,327 3.84%
Other Christian 3,245 1.70%
Other 41 0.02%
Total 190,817 100.00%
Sinhalese 128,623 67.41%
Sri Lankan Moor 40,412 21.18%
Sri Lankan Tamil 15,934 8.35%
Indian Tamil 2,101 1.10%
Malay 1,885 0.99%
Burgher 1,301 0.68%
Other 487 0.26%
Sri Lankan Chetty 57 0.03%
Baratha 17 0.01%
Total 190,817 100.00%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sri Lanka - largest cities (per geographical entity)". World Gazetteer. Retrieved 2012-12-17. {{cite web}}: External link in |publisher= (help)[dead link]
  2. ^ "Ward Maps of Colombo District – Kolonnawa Urban Council" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-09-21. Retrieved 2018-04-14.
  3. ^ "Department of Census and Statistics Sri Lanka - Population by ethnicity and district according to Divisional Secretary's Division, 2012".
  4. ^ "Department of Census and Statistics Sri Lanka - Population by divisional secretariat division, religion and sex- 2012" (PDF).