Kelaniya
in Western Province, Sri Lanka

Noteable things around
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
6.955 and 79.922 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 6° 57' 19" and E 79° 55' 19"
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: 07:00 PM (Saturday)
Timezone: Asia/Colombo
UTC/GMT offset: 5.5 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:28 am and 6:18 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-0.955 and -90.967 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Puerto Villamil
References
This place on Wikipedia
This place on Geonames.org
Current travel safety evaluation for Sri Lanka in Southern Asia

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: 2022-01-29 08:18:27

Discover Kelaniya

Kelaniya in Western Province with it's 28,846 citizens is a city in Sri Lanka a little east of Colombo, the country's capital city.

Local time in Kelaniya is now 07:00 PM (Saturday). The local timezone is named Asia / Colombo with an UTC offset of 5.5 hours. We know of 8 airports in the vicinity of Kelaniya, of which one is a larger airport. The closest airport in Sri Lanka is Beira Lake Seaplane Base in a distance of 5 mi (or 8 km), West. 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 54 mi (or 88 km), South-East. Looking for a place to stay? we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

When in this area, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Colombo, Katunayaka, Ratnapura, Kurunegala and Kandy. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 30°C / 87 °F

Morning Temperature 23°C / 73 °F
Evening Temperature 28°C / 82 °F
Night Temperature 26°C / 78 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 59%
Air Pressure 1010 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 8 km/h (5 mph) from East
Cloud Conditions Scattered clouds, covering 42% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Sunday, 30th of January 2022

30°C (87 °F)
25°C (77 °F)
Light rain, gentle breeze, overcast clouds.

Monday, 31st of January 2022

31°C (87 °F)
25°C (76 °F)
Light rain, gentle breeze, scattered clouds.

Tuesday, 1st of February 2022

30°C (87 °F)
25°C (77 °F)
Scattered clouds, gentle breeze.

Hotels and Places to Stay

Hilton Colombo Residence

Address
5,1 mi
P.O. Box 2000 200 Union Place
02 Colombo
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Hilton Colombo

Address
4,6 mi
2 Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner
2 Colombo
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Unique Towers Luxury Boutique Suites

Address
5,0 mi
No. 30, Hyde Park Corner
02 Colombo
Sri Lanka

Time Information

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


Ramada Colombo

Address
4,9 mi
Sir Mohamed Macan Makar Mawatha 3o
00100 Fort,Colombo
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


Paradise Road Tintagel Colombo

Address
4,5 mi
65 Rosmead Place
00700 Colombo
Sri Lanka

Time Information

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


Rockwell Colombo

Address
4,2 mi
14 Cross Road, (Off Ward Place)
00800 Colombo
Sri Lanka

Time Information

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


Villa Escondite

Address
5,2 mi
17/2 Sudarman Mawatha
Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
Sri Lanka

Time Information

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


Saninro Residences & Food Court

Address
5,0 mi
No. 7 Ketagawatte Road
11010 Ragama
Sri Lanka

Time Information

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


PORT VIEW CITY HOTEL

Address
4,6 mi
132 Central Road
Colombo
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Zylan Luxury Villa

Address
4,4 mi
115, Rosmead Place
Colombo
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - 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.

Остров Шри Ланка - слоны

Published: April 23, 2014
Length: 42:27 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Шри Ланка - Остров Цейлон

Солнце Шри Ланки http://sun-lanka.ru/ Вконтакте http://vk.com/shri_lanka_sun В начале 19 века на территории Шри-Ланки насчитывалос...


Цейлонский Чай

Published: July 10, 2014
Length: 47:24 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Шри Ланка - Остров Цейлон

Солнце Шри Ланки http://sun-lanka.ru/ Вконтакте http://vk.com/shri_lanka_sun.


MBA Kelaniya

Published: August 15, 2014
Length: 41:49 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Dilan wijesooriya

The Kelaniya MBA Programme started in 2005 with the academic support from Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (IIML), one of India's leading business schools .With its short history of nine...


sri lankan bike

Published: October 10, 2013
Length: 23:50 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: mithila gunawardana

stutnt sri lankan bike.


Sinthupuram Kuthirai Dance at University of Kelaniya

Published: October 31, 2014
Length: 34:00 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: nithiyananthan sajeevan

Sinthupuram Cultural Dance (Kuthirai Aaddam) at Kelaniya University. 30/10/2014 International conference.


Malkey in action !!

Published: December 15, 2014
Length: 19:12 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: franklyn1024

Malky in action.


SRI LANKA Kelaniya temple

Published: May 16, 2013
Length: 46:39 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Hansueli Holzer

Ein Nachmittag beim Tempel von Kelaniya. Beobachtungen von Hansueli Holzer.


Sinthupuram Majil Aaddam at University of Kelaniya

Published: October 31, 2014
Length: 56:09 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: nithiyananthan sajeevan

Sinthupuram Cultural Dance (Kuthirai Aaddam) at Kelaniya University. 30/10/2014 International conference.


Sinthupuram Maan Aaddam at University of Kelaniya

Published: November 01, 2014
Length: 34:11 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: nithiyananthan sajeevan

Sinthupuram Cultural Dance (Kuthirai Aaddam) at Kelaniya University. 30/10/2014 International conference.


Cultural Dance at Kelaniya University 2

Published: October 31, 2014
Length: 49:35 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: nithiyananthan sajeevan

Sinthupuram Cultural Dance (Kuthirai Aaddam) at Kelaniya University. 30/10/2014 International conference.


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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.

Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium

Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium (Sinhala: පාකියසොති සර්වනමූත්තු ක්‍රීඩාංගනය, Tamil: பாக்கியசோதி சரவணமுத்து மைதானம்; aka Colombo Oval or P. Sara) is a multi-purpose stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka. It is currently used mostly for cricket matches. The stadium holds 15,000 and hosted its first Test match in 1982. It is named after Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, a former civil servant and first President of the Board of Control for Cricket.

Located at 6.91889, 79.8839 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Cricket grounds in Sri Lanka, Multi-purpose stadiums in Sri Lanka, Test cricket grounds in Sri Lanka, Cricket grounds in Colombo

Kelaniya

Kelaniya is a suburb of Colombo city in Western Province, Sri Lanka. It is known for the Buddhist temple built on the banks of the Kelani River, which runs through the suburb. It is also a religious center for veneration of the figure Vibhishana.

Located at 6.95667, 79.9206 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Western Province, Sri Lanka

Singharamulla

Singharamulla is a town located in Western of Sri Lanka. Latitude 6.9500 Longitude 79.9000 Altitude (feet) 9 Lat (DMS) 6° 57' 0N Long (DMS) 79° 54' 0E Altitude (meters) 2 Time zone (est) UTC+6DT

Located at 6.95, 79.9 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Western Province, Sri Lanka

Welikada Prison

The Welikada Prison (also known as the Magazine Prison) is a maximum security prison and is the largest prison in Sri Lanka. It was built in 1841 by the British colonial government under Governor Cameron. The prison covers and area of 48 acres . It is over-crowded with about 1700 detainees exceeding the actual member that could be accommodated. The prison also has a gallows (although not used since 1959) and has its own hospital too. The prison is administrated by the Department of Prisons.

Located at 6.92194, 79.8803 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
1841 establishments, Prisons in Sri Lanka, Buildings and structures in Colombo, Government buildings in Colombo

Sri Dharmaloka College

Sri Dharmaloka College is one of the well-established prominent national schools in the Western province of Sri Lanka, situated near the Kelaniya Temple. The school opened in 1938 on the premises of Vidyalankara Pirivena. In the 1950s, the college moved to its current location on the Kelaniya premises. Sri Dharmaloka College has been serving the educational needs of society in a responsible manner for the last seventy years.

Located at 6.96151, 79.9014 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Educational institutions established in 1938, National schools in Sri Lanka, Schools in Western Province, Sri Lanka

A1 highway (Sri Lanka)

The A 1 road (commonly known as the Colombo - Kandy Road or just the Kandy Road) is an A-Grade trunk road in Sri Lanka. It connects the capital city of Colombo with Kandy.

Located at 6.97738, 79.9264 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Highways in Sri Lanka

Battle of Mulleriyawa

The Battle of Mulleriyawa (මුල්ලේරියාවේ සටන Mulleriyawa Satana in 1559) was a battle part of the Sinhalese–Portuguese War. It was one of the most decisive battles in Sri Lankan history and considered as the worst defeat of Portuguese during that period. According to local chronicles the marshlands of Mulleriyawa turned red with blood after the annihilation of the Portuguese. With this victory Sitawaka emerged as a military power which able to challenge the Portuguese expansion.

Located at 6.93633, 79.9482 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Battles of the Early Modern era, Battles involving Sri Lanka, Battles involving Portugal, Conflicts in 1562, Kingdom of Kandy, Wars involving Sri Lanka

Popular in vicinity

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


This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Kelanai, Kelaniya