in Western Province, Sri Lanka
- Sinharaja Forest Reserve (Unesco heritage, 52 mi)
- Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications (Unesco heritage, 61 mi)
- Sacred City of Kandy (Unesco heritage, 62 mi)
- Central Highlands of Sri Lanka (Unesco heritage, 77 mi)
- Golden Temple of Dambulla (Unesco heritage, 89 mi)
- Ancient City of Sigiriya (Unesco heritage, 98 mi)
- Ancient City of Polonnaruwa (Unesco heritage, 108 mi)
- Sacred City of Anuradhapura (Unesco heritage, 110 mi)
- 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: 10:14 AM (Thursday)
- Timezone: Asia/Colombo
- UTC/GMT offset: 5.5 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 5:58 am and 6:29 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- -0.955 and -90.967 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
- Puerto Villamil
- This place on Geonames.org
Safety Score: 3,7 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: 2022-06-29 08:13:32
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 10:14 AM (Thursday). 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: 29°C / 83 °F
|Morning Temperature||27°C / 80 °F|
|Evening Temperature||28°C / 82 °F|
|Night Temperature||27°C / 80 °F|
|Chance of rainfall||6%|
|Air Pressure||1008 hPa|
|Wind Speed||Fresh Breeze with 13 km/h (8 mph) from East|
|Cloud Conditions||Overcast clouds, covering 98% of sky|
|General Conditions||Light rain|
Friday, 1st of July 2022
29°C (84 °F)
27°C (81 °F)
Light rain, moderate breeze, broken clouds.
Saturday, 2nd of July 2022
29°C (85 °F)
27°C (81 °F)
Light rain, moderate breeze, broken clouds.
Sunday, 3rd of July 2022
29°C (84 °F)
27°C (81 °F)
Light rain, moderate breeze, overcast clouds.
Hotels and Places to Stay
THE BLUE WATER-WADDUWA
Mirage Colombo Hotel
Mount Lodge Boutique Hotel
TREE OF LIFE
Lafala Hotel and Service Apartment
Colonial Charm by the Beach
The Penthouse Above Sea
Vista Home as Home Sky Room
Videos from this area
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Class M6 788 hauling Train No.350 to Colombo from Kalutara South arriving at Mount Lavinia
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
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
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...
Ino's Bridal Dressings
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
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
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lunawa is a town in Sri Lanka lying on the coast just south of the capital, Colombo.
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.