Galkissa
in Western Province, Sri Lanka

Noteable things around
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
6.829 and 79.863 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 6° 49' 45" and E 79° 51' 46"
Currency and Currency Code:
Rupee - LKR
Spoken languages:
Sinhala, Tamil, English
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 08:22 PM (Tuesday)
Timezone: Asia/Colombo
UTC/GMT offset: 5.5 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:08 am and 6:20 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-0.955 and -90.967 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Puerto Villamil
References
This place on Geonames.org
Current travel safety evaluation for Sri Lanka in Southern Asia

Safety Score: 3,4 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Sri Lanka.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Sri Lanka. Last Update: 2020-03-31 07:22:27

Explore Galkissa

Galkissa in Western Province with it's 215,941 inhabitants is a city in Sri Lanka a little south of Colombo, the country's capital.

Local time in Galkissa is now 08:22 PM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named Asia / Colombo with an UTC offset of 5.5 hours. We know of 8 airports in the vicinity of Galkissa, of which one is a larger airport. The closest airport in Sri Lanka is Colombo Ratmalana Airport in a distance of 2 mi (or 3 km), East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are several Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site in Sri Lanka is Sinharaja Forest Reserve in a distance of 52 mi (or 84 km), South-East. If you need a place to sleep, we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

Depending on your travel schedule, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Colombo, Katunayaka, Ratnapura, Kurunegala and Galle. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 31°C / 87 °F

Morning Temperature 25°C / 78 °F
Evening Temperature 29°C / 85 °F
Night Temperature 27°C / 81 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 62%
Air Pressure 1012 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 4 km/h (2 mph) from East
Cloud Conditions Scattered clouds, covering 34% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Wednesday, 1st of April 2020

31°C (88 °F)
27°C (81 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, broken clouds.

Thursday, 2nd of April 2020

32°C (90 °F)
27°C (80 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, broken clouds.

Friday, 3rd of April 2020

33°C (91 °F)
26°C (80 °F)
Overcast clouds, light breeze.

Hotels and Places to Stay

THE BLUE WATER-WADDUWA

Address
3,1 mi
THALPITIYA
12560 Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Mirage Colombo Hotel

Address
2,9 mi
61,Moor’s Road on Marine Drive
00600 Colombo
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin:
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Prestige Court

Address
0,3 mi
47 Station Road
10370 Mount Lavinia
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin:
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Mount Lodge Boutique Hotel

Address
0,3 mi
69A, Hotel Road
10370 Mount Lavinia
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 13:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


TREE OF LIFE

Address
3,1 mi
YAHALATENNA BARIGAMA
20000 Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Lafala Hotel and Service Apartment

Address
2,7 mi
No.7, 40th Lane
00600 Colombo
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Colonial Charm by the Beach

Address
1,8 mi
No. 46 De Alwis Place
Mount Lavinia
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Vista Frangipani

Address
1,5 mi
24/2F-2/1, Hill Street
10350 Mount Lavinia
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 13:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


The Penthouse Above Sea

Address
1,5 mi
Marine City, 46, Station Road
10350 Mount Lavinia
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 14:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Vista Home as Home Sky Room

Address
0,9 mi
Home as Home Sky Room, 33/2 Peiris Road
06600 Mount Lavinia
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

Village Tour

Published: March 01, 2010
Length: 47:53 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: fodad1

A quick tour around the Fishing Village to give an impression of conditions.


Sri Lankan Train Journey: Galle - Colombo (Sept 2012) Part IV

Published: November 26, 2013
Length: 05:05 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Jannen Vamadeva


Class M6 788 hauling Train No.350 to Colombo from Kalutara South arriving at Mount Lavinia

Published: December 18, 2014
Length: 13:14 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Haleef Ismail

One of the Inter City colored M6, number 788 is seen arriving to Mount Lavinia with Train No.350 to Colombo from Kalutara South. This locomotive was repaired and it was repainted, that's why...


Class M10a 945 departs Mount Lavinia, headed back to the Yard with the Yal Devi from Jaffna

Published: February 21, 2015
Length: 45:38 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Haleef Ismail

The Indian built Giant of Sri Lanka Railways 'Class M10a', also known as the WDM3D in India, departing Mount Lavinia Railway Station with the Yal Devi to the Yard from Jaffna.


SLR's Class M2a 592 'Nova Scotia' hauling Train No.350 to Kalutara

Published: March 31, 2014
Length: 51:52 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Haleef Ismail

My first video which I posted after 3 weeks due to my exams.. Also this is my First Video of M2a 592.. Video : Class M2a 592 'Nova Scotia' pulling into Mount Lavinia Station hauling train...


Beautiful Singing bird at Zoo

Published: December 28, 2013
Length: 49:11 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: wm wanasinghe

Singing bird.


Ino's Bridal Dressings

Published: April 12, 2015
Length: 01:05 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Ino Bridaldressings

Ino's Bridal Dressing is Sri Lnaka's one of unique and creative bridal dressing salon. Apart for Bridal Dressings, we are giving services of Haircuts, Facials, Bondings and many more beauty...


SLR's Class M6 785 departing Mount Lavinia Station hauling the Rajarata Rejina

Published: April 02, 2014
Length: 21:30 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Haleef Ismail

This is my very first video of M6 785 ! I'm seeing this guy after 2 years ! :D She looks old now, not like earlier :P Enjoy the video...


7 Vehicles got into an Accident @ Mount Lavinia

Published: August 16, 2012
Length: 47:48 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Shareek Ahamed

Effected Vehicle Count = 7 (Bus, 2 Vans, Car, 3 Motor Bikes) Cause of the Accident = 1) Brake-less Van 2) Brake-less Van tried to save a Mother and a Daughter who were trying to cross the...


SLR's Class M2 572 'British Columbia' departing Mount Lavinia Station

Published: April 08, 2014
Length: 46:41 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Haleef Ismail

M2 572 departing Mount Lavinia Station with Train No.350 to Kalutara South...


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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Lotus Grove

Lotus Grove is an enclosed housing complex in Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia which is a suburb just south of Colombo, the commercial capital of Sri Lanka. The Lotus Grove population numbers about 482 adults and children (as of a 2004 census), living in the complex consisting of 148 houses.

Located at 6.84455, 79.8794 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Neighbourhoods in Sri Lanka

Ratmalana Airport

Ratmalana Airport (Currently known as Colombo City Airport), formally known as Colombo Airport, is one of the two international airports serving the city of Colombo, the other is Bandaranaike International Airport. It's also a major domestic airport and military base in Colombo, Sri Lanka. It was once Colombo's sole international airport before the construction of Bandaranaike International Airport in the 1960s.

Located at 6.82199, 79.8862 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Airports in Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Air Force bases, Buildings and structures in Western Province, Sri Lanka

Kandawala

Kandawala was the home of General Sir John Lionel Kotelawala CH KBE LLD (4 April 1897 - 2 October 1980) was a Sri Lankan politician, most notable for serving as Prime Minister of Ceylon from 1953 to 1956. The house is located in a 48-acre estate that includes a lake known as Kandawala lake. During World War II, the house was used as the station headquarters and officers mess for the RAF based at the Ratmalana Airport.

Located at 6.81667, 79.8833 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Military of Sri Lanka, Houses in Sri Lanka, Buildings and structures in Western Province, Sri Lanka

Informatics Institute of Technology

IIT, Informatics Institute of Technology (formerly IICS, Informatics Institute of Computer Studies) is a private higher educational institute in Sri Lanka which specializes in Information Technology. It collaborates with leading foreign universities and allows students to follow those courses in Sri Lanka. Up to now over 1,800 have graduated from IIT, occupying significant positions in public and private sectors.

Located at 6.86516, 79.8599 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Educational institutions established in 1990

Anula Vidyalaya

Anula Vidyalaya, Colombo is the biggest Buddhist school in South Asia, established in 1941 by Dr. E. W. Adikaram with 38 students and five teachers. The school now has a student body of over 5,000 girls. The Principal and the staff guide the pupils on the Buddhist principles of non-violence, self discipline and selfless service. The objective of the founder and the vision of the school is to mould the children into Perfect Ladies in every aspect.

Located at 6.86667, 79.8833 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Educational institutions established in 1941, National schools in Sri Lanka, Schools in Colombo

National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka

National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka (also called Colombo Zoo or Dehiwala Zoo) is a zoological garden in Dehiwala, Sri Lanka, founded in 1936. Its sprawling areas are host to a variety of animals and birds. The zoo exhibits animals but also places an emphasis on animal conservation and welfare, and education.

Located at 6.85681, 79.8729 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Zoos in Sri Lanka, Tourism in Sri Lanka

Lunawa

Lunawa is a town in Sri Lanka lying on the coast just south of the capital, Colombo.

Located at 6.78972, 79.8744 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Sri Lanka

Colombo South International College

Colombo South International College (a.k.a. CSI College) is a private international school located in Kalubowila, Western Province Sri Lanka The medium of instruction is English with students ranging from nursery to high school. In the senior school, the classes prepare students for the Local Ordinary (O) Level and Edexcel Advanced Subsidiary (AS) and Advanced (A2) Level examinations.

Located at 6.86653, 79.8801 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
International schools in Sri Lanka, Schools in Western Province, Sri Lanka

Popular in vicinity

These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Galkissa.