Moratuwa Tourism

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Moratuwa is a large suburb of Colombo city, on the southwestern coast of Sri Lanka, near Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia. It is situated on the Galle–Colombo (Galle road) main highway, 18 km south of Colombo city centre. Moratuwa is surrounded on three sides by water, except in the north of the city, by the Indian Ocean on the west, the Bolgoda lake on the east and the Moratu river on the south. According to the 2012 census, the suburb had a population of 168,280. Moratuwa is also the birthplace of Veera Puran Appu, a hero who rose against oppression by the British in Kandy and the legendary philanthropist Sir Charles Henry de Soysa.


This is a comprehensive travel guide for Moratuwa in Sri Lanka. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Moratuwa like a local. The nearest major city to Moratuwa is Colombo. Colombo is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Independence Square, Galle Face Green, Seema Malaka. To explore Moratuwa, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!

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Facts and Stats for Moratuwa*

  • Pollution Statistics in Moratuwa

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

    • Air Pollution 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 61.31 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 35.71 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 44.89 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 33.54 (Low)
  • Moratuwa: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 40.28 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 31.67 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 30.83 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 62.78 (High)
    • Car Stealing 29.21 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 33.99 (Low)
    • Attacks 30.06 (Low)
    • Drug offense 46.67 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 79.49 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 62.22 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 35.28 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25.28 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 43.06 (Moderate)
  • Living in Moratuwa - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Moratuwa is 89.51 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 63.69 (High)
    • Climate Index 59.11 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 59.39 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 58.24 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 37.84 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 76.31 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 25.37 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 22.71 (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 Moratuwa

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.58 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 27.12 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 49.9 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 33.73 USD

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

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