Ganemulla

Founded during the British era, Ganemulla (Sinhala: ගණේමුල්ල, Tamil: கணேமுல்ல) is a midsize town situated in the Gampaha District of Sri Lanka. Ganemulla is about 9 km (5.6 mi) from Kadawatha on the Colombo-Kandy road. The nearest city to Ganemulla is Gampaha, which is about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) away. Ganemulla is surrounded by the towns of Kadawatha, Gampaha, Ja-Ela and Kandana. The population in Ganemulla now exceeds 6,000 and is increasing. The majority of the population are Sinhalese Buddhist, with a small Catholic minority.[1]

Ganemulla

ගණේමුල්ල
கணேமுல்ல
Town
Ganemulla
Location in Sri Lanka
Coordinates: 7.0667°N 79.95°E / 7.0667; 79.95
CountrySri Lanka
ProvinceWestern Province
DistrictGampaha District
Time zone+5.30
Postal code
11020
Area code(s)033
Websitehttp://www.ganemulla.com

The Sri Lanka Army Commando Regiment is based in Ganemulla.

Archaeology

An archaeologically important drainage line was discovered nearby Ganemulla railway station recently, believed to be used in the 18th century when some of the coastal areas of Sri Lanka was under the control of Dutch rulers. However, this has not undergone a proper excavation and is currently in poor condition due to lack of restoration.

Transport

Ganemulla is the 13th railway station from Colombo Fort on the Colombo-Polgahawele main railway line. The main bus route between Ganemulla and Kadawatha carries the number 223. Further bus routes are 218 between Kadawatha and Ganemulla, 214 between Gampaha and Ganemulla, 738 between Kossinna and Colombo Fort, and 266 and 278 both connecting Ganemulla and Ja-Ela. Routes 276 Gampaha-Kandana and 979 Gampaha-Ragama also serve Ganemulla town.

References

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