Wellawatte, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Wellawatte is located at the south of Bambalapitiya, Colombo, Sri Lanka. It is a busy and densely populated town with many textile and jewellery shops. There are also many restaurants and apartment buildings in the area. Many of the locals are tamils, and the Wellawatte Beach is a very popular attraction here. A trip by train along the Wellawatte Beach is an exciting experience as it offers beautiful sceneries of the Indian Ocean. Wellawatte railway station is located on the Coast line between Bambalapitiya and Dehiwala railway stations. Distance between Colombo Fort and Wellawatte railway station is about 7km. Wellawatte means ‘sandy garden’ in Sinhala, the Sri Lanka's main language. The Wellawatte canal, which is spanned by a road bridge before spilling to the sea, then, as now, was an important feature of the area.