Ja-Ela is a suburb of Colombo, located approximately 20 km north of the Colombo city center. It is a busy city from morning till evening. There are shops, stalls, and offices in downtown Ja-Ela. The majority of the people in Ja-Ela are generally Sinhalese and there are also minority communities such as Tamils, Muslims, and burghers.
Ja-Ela’s economy is made up of commercial enterprises, offices, and industrial jobs. Shopping malls as well as cinemas support this. This suburb is located on the A3 main road between Colombo Municipal Council and Negombo Municipal Council. Ja-Ela is located very close to the Bandaranaike International Airport. Highways, as well as railways, support the city’s transportation.
The beauty of this place is unrealistic and it has pleasant weather all year round. The Place has everything from the canals to churches and shopping malls to wetlands. You can find everything in this beautiful place. Ja Ela has many amazing places to visit due to its amazing location and the strange but fascinating interpretation behind its name and here are a few places you should not miss.
- Muthurajawela Marsh
- Dutch Canal
- Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara
- Mount Lavinia Beach
The largest saline wetland is Muthurajawela Mash. About 75 species of birds and 48 species of butterflies live here. Since it is very similar to the swampy area, it is not surprising that this place is completely covered with mangrove forests. People who want to spend some time on adventurous activities can opt for a boat ride and have a good experience at the place.
As the name suggests, this is a canal built by the Dutch. This is mainly done to help farmers with their paddy fields. It was built in the 18th century. This canal runs across the Kelani River in Colombo and the Puttalam Lagoon. Boating on this canal is all about understanding the future and spending quality time here.
This temple is a Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka. There are several other Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka but their specialty is that it has a history of more than 2500 years. It is believed that the Supreme Buddha went to this place with 500 other monks. This was used as a place of worship as well as for the preaching of Buddhism in Sri Lanka.
This is about 38km away from Ja Ela. It offers a great expanse of sea and one can go on a long voyage in the evening peacefully. Swimming is allowed on this beach and you can see the beautiful sunset all over the western coat. This is a great place if you are interested in any of the above or you are looking for a cool place where you can stay without too many people.