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Moratuwa is located in Sri Lanka
Location of Moratuwa in Sri Lanka
Coordinates: 6°47′57″N 79°52′36″E / 6.7991°N 79.8767°E / 6.7991; 79.8767
Country Sri Lanka
ProvinceWestern Province
DistrictColombo District
28 m (92 ft)
 • Total177,190
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (SLT)
Postal Code

Moratuwa is a large suburb of the city of Colombo, in Sri Lanka. It is 18 km south of the city centre. Moratuwa is surrounded on three sides by water, except in the north of the city, by the Indian Ocean on the west and the Bolgoda lake on the east. The 2001 census recorded a population of 177,190.[1]

The University of Moratuwa is in the suburb. There is also a public library on Galle Road, which was opened in 1987. It was built using the funds raised by Moratuwa Municipal Council to the amount of Rupees 50 Lakhs and 15 laks by the Japanese Organization "World Expansion conservative". The library was built according to Japanese architecture.

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  1. "Sri Lanka: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population". Archived from the original on 2012-12-16. Retrieved 2010-10-09.

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