Gampaha District Facts and Information

District of Gamapaha located in the western part of Sri Lanka and administrated under the Western Provincial Council. This district extents for the area of 1,387 sqkm and has population of 2.3 million. This is bounded by Colombo district by South, Indian ocean by west, Kurunegana & Puttalam districts from north and Kegalle district from east. The City of Gampaha Is the main town in the Gampaha District.

Gampaha district is administrated under 13 DS Offices. They are ; Attanagalla , Biyagama , Jaela , Divulapitiya , Dompe , Gampaha , Katana ,Kelaniya ,Mahara, Meerigama , Minuwangoda , Negombo and Wattala.

Ethnic Diversity in Gampaha District:
According to the 2012 statistics population is Gampaha District is 2,294,641. Out of that 90 % of the population in Gampaha District are Singhalese. 4 % are Moors. Full details are as follows;
Sinhalese 2,079,115 (90.61 % )
Sri Lankan Moors 95,501 (4.16 % )
Sri Lanka Tamils 80,071 (3.19% )
Malays 11, 658 (0.51% )
Other 28,296 (1.23 %)

Religious diversification in Gampaha District:
Majority of the population are Buddhist ( 71 %) and Christians comes to second with 21 %

Buddhists 1,640, 166 ( 71.48%)
Christians 486,173 (21.10)
Muslims 114,851 (5.01%)
Hindu 52,221 (2.28%)
Other 1,230 (0.05%)

Gampaha has many tourist and religious attractions. Even though the main city areas became much urbanized , if you travel bit deep, still you can find the typical Sri Lankan village life. The Bandaranayake international Airport, the main aviation hub in Sri Lanka is located in Katunayaka. Kalania Temple is a very prominent religious attraction and Load Buddha visited this place during his 3rd visit to Sri Lanka.

Varana Temple

Kelaniya Rajamaha Viharaya

Sri Lankan Buddhist believes that Load Buddha visited this place during his 3rd visit to Sri Lanka. Read more about   Kelaniya Rajamaha Viharaya »

Pilikuththuwa Rajamaha Viharaya

When you enter the cave temple, first you will be in a small section, where you can see mural paintings. Read more about   Pilikuththuwa Rajamaha Viharaya »

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