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Katunayake (කටුනායක in Sinhala, கட்டுநாயக்க in Tamil), is a suburb of Negombo city in Western Province, Sri Lanka. It is the site of Bandaranaike International Airport or Colombo Airport, the primary international air gateway to Sri Lanka. With the change of government in 1977 and the introduction of the open economy policy a large area was allocated to create a free trade zone (currently known as the Export Promotion Zone). This created a large amount of job opportunities for the local youth and has contributed substantially towards the country's economy. SriLankan Airlines is headquartered on the grounds of the airport in Katunayake.


If you are looking for travel information of Katunayake in Sri Lanka, you've come to the right place. A gripping city on its own right, Colombo also deserves a visit. Take a short trip from Katunayake and set some time aside to explore the Colombo. Dotted with places like Independence Square, Galle Face Green, Seema Malaka; it will definitely be a good idea. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Katunayake.

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Facts and Stats for Katunayake*

  • Pollution Statistics in Katunayake

    Know the pollution level of Katunayake before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 52.57 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 60.08 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 51.23 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 48.39 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 33.47 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 52.82 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 46.09 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 34.43 (Low)
  • Katunayake: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Katunayake for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Katunayake.

    • Burglary and Theft 42.76 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 34.21 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 34.73 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 66.15 (High)
    • Car Stealing 31.7 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 37.05 (Low)
    • Attacks 33.04 (Low)
    • Drug offense 47.57 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 78.98 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 39.16 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 29.46 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 44.91 (Moderate)
  • Living in Katunayake - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Katunayake is 87.12 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 60.97 (High)
    • Climate Index 59.11 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 57.53 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 59.47 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 36.19 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 72.01 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 31.25 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 27.71 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Katunayake

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Katunayake

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.08 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 23.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 55.41 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 33.51 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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