Coordinates: 6°43′N 80°03′E / 6.717°N 80.050°E / 6.717; 80.050Coordinates: 6°43′N 80°03′E / 6.717°N 80.050°E / 6.717; 80.050
Country Sri Lanka
Province Western Province
Time zone Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone (UTC+5:30)

Horana is a town in Kalutara District, in the Western Province of Sri Lanka. It is on the road from Panadura to Ratnapura. It is located in 42 km (26 mi) away from Colombo and 18 km (11 mi) away from Panadura.

The town is administered by an Urban Council. Horana is the home town of former Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Ratnasiri Wickremanayake.


There are number of schools in Horana which includes Taxila Central College, Sripalee Vidyalaya, Royal College of Horana, Don Pedric M.V, Medankara M.V, Taxila M.V, Vidyarathana University College, Prajapathi Balika Vidylaya and Ealla Kanda Thamil Maha Vidyalayam

The Sri Palee campus (formerly known as the Western campus) of the University of Colombo is also located in the town. The campus was established by the Sri Lankan Government on 20 June 1996 and its name was subsequently amended to Sri Palee Campus on 11 September 1998. It is located on lands and donated to the University in 1976 by the board of the Sri Palee Trust set up by the late Mr. Wilmot A. Perera, a politician and well-known philanthropist. It has two faculties: the Faculty of Performing Arts and the Faculty of Mass Media.

Public transport

Bus routes terminating at Horana:

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