Colombo District - Peliyagoda
Peliyagoda is a suburb of Colombo but very close to the City centre. It is outside the Colombo Municipality and is on the bank of Kelani river Peliyagoda is the first suburb you meet on the Colombo Kandy Road immediately after passing the Colombo City limits. Colombo and Peliyagoda is separated by Kelani River and the two are linked by New Kelani Bridge . ( Theold KelaniBridge liksPeliyagida to Grandpass of Combo.) Peliyagoda is surrounded by Kiribathgoda, Wattala and Colombo. Peliyagoda cannot be reached by train although the Railway passes through Peliyagoda. The closest Railway Station is Kelaniya Railway Station. The Kandy Road and Negombo Road enter Colombo through Peliyagoda. Apart from Colombo the closest Towns to Peliyagoda are Kelaniya and Wattala. . To the north of Peliyagodais a large mass of Marshes through which the proposed Express High Way to Katunayaka Airport and Negombo is due to pass through. Peliyagoda was best known for the leading centre for Buddhist Education called “Vidyalankara Pirivena” which has attracted Buddhist Scholars from all over the world. It still remains one of the two leading centers for educating Buddhist monks.