Moratuwa is the biggest suburb of the Colombo city. Located on the South Western Coast of Sri Lanka, Moratuwa lies in close proximity to the Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia. Lying 18 km South of the Colombo City Centre on the Galle Road or the Galle Colombo main highway. Surrounded by water on three sides, except towards the northern end of the city, Moratuwa is enveloped by Moratu river on the south, Bolgoda lake on the east and Indian Ocean on the west. Sparsely populated, the suburb has a number of places to see and things to do to keep the visitors engaged for long, making it one of the most attractive tourist destination of Sri Lanka.
The birth place of a hero, Veera Puran Appu who rose against oppression against the British in Kandy, Moratuwa comprises of 24 key areas – Puwakaramba, Thelawala, Angulana, Indibedda, Kaduwamulla, Moratuwella, Willorawatta, Moratumulla, Katubedda, Idama, Dahampura, Kaldemulla, Lakshapathiya, Soys Puwakaramba apura, Uswatta, Katukurunda, Borupana, Koralawella, Rawathawatta, Uyana, Kadalana, Egoda Uyana, Molpe and Lunawa. All of these areas have an array of attractions that keep the visitors engaged.
Moratuwa is also a prominent trading and fishing center. Sea food here is a hit so you must try the mouth watering sea food at one of the top rated restaurants of the suburb.