|Coordinates: 6°50′29″N 79°57′53″E / 6.84139°N 79.96472°ECoordinates: 6°50′29″N 79°57′53″E / 6.84139°N 79.96472°E|
|Time zone||Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone (UTC+5:30)|
The name Kottawa is derived from the Sinhalese phrase kotten awa , meaning "The city of greats" .Later the name was shortened to "Kottawa".
Kottawa town is located alongside the A4 highway connecting Colombo and Batticaloa. Kottawa town shows a potential to become a key landmark in Sri Lanka's road systems due to the development of highways.
- Kottawa Dharmapala Maha Vidyalaya
- Ananda Vidyalaya, Kottawa
- Kottawa North Dharmapala Vidyalaya
- Vidyana Maha Vidyalaya
- Vijayagosa Vidyalaya
Kottawa can be reached via A4 (Colombo - Batticaloa) highway. The northern end of the Southern Expressway is about 2 km (1.2 mi) east of Kottawa on the High Level Road (A4) and the Outer Colombo Circular Highway also extends from here towards north.
Kottawa Railway Station is located on the Kelani Valley Railway Line (which connects Colombo to Avissawella). It is situated approximately 200 m (660 ft) from Kottawa Junction along the Kottawa-Athurugiriya Road
Bus Routes heading through Kottawa:
- 99 - Colombo (Pettah) - Badulla / Passara / Welimada / Lunugala / Bibila
- 122 – Pettah - Avissawella / Rathnapura / Embilipitiya / Rakwana / Suriyawewa / Kataragama
- 124 – Maharagama – Ihala bope
- 125 – Pettah / Maharagama – Godagama /Padukka / Ingiriya
- 128/1 - Maharagama - Munamalewatta
- 138 - Pettah - Homagama
- 138/2 – Pettah - Mattegoda
- 138/3 – Pettah – Rukmalgama
- 138/4 – Pettah - Athurugiriya
- 280 – Maharagama - Horana
- E01 - Maharagama - Galle
- E01 - Maharagama - Matara
Bus Routes terminating at Kottawa
- 128 – Kiriwaththuduwa / Yakahaluwa
- 129 – Moragahahena
- 138 – Pettah
- 174 – Borella
- 255 – Mt.Lavinia
- 296 – Piliyandala
- 342 – Piliyandala (via Polgasowita)
- 336 – Malabe
- 336/1 - Malabe(via Horahena)
- "Kottawa city". Lanka.info. Retrieved 4 January 2013.
- "Southern Expressway from Pinnaduwa (Galle) to Godagama (Matara)". Road Development Authority. 28 March 2014. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
- Alwis, Harshi (8 March 2014). "Kottawa - Kaduwela Highway declared open". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 8 December 2014.