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Title: Hokandara  
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Subject: Thalawathugoda, Colombo, Kaduwela, Western Province, Batuwatta, Peliyagoda
Collection: Populated Places in Western Province, Sri Lanka
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Hokandara is located in Sri Lanka
Country Sri Lanka
Province Western Province
Time zone Sri Lanka Standard Time (UTC+5:30)
Postal code 10118

Hokandara is a suburb of Colombo city. It is located approximately fifteen(15) kilometers from the city center of Colombo, adjacent to Thalawathugoda on the West, Malabe on the North-west and Aturugiriya on the North-east. It sits astride the Hokandara-Kottawa Road and the Malabe-Aturugiriya (Borella) Road.

Originally a working-class and farming area, since the 1990s Hokandara has become an increasingly upper-middle and middle-class residential area.


The Rajavaliya mentions that King Rajasinghe I levied troops from Hokandara, prior to the Battle of Mulleriyawa in 1561.

Local facilities

  • Supermarkets - Cargills Food City, Vidyalaya Junction; Co-op Food City & LAUGFS supermarket, Hokandara South; Co-op Food City.
  • Banks - (People's Bank)
  • Schools - (Vidura College - Colombo - Thalawathugoda Campus, Hokandara Vidyaraja Maha Vidyalaya),Hokandara Vidayaloka vidayala.

Postal structure

The area is served by the Hokandara Post Office. It is divided into four postal subdivisions - North, East, South and West.

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