Wattala is a suburb of Colombo and is situated a few kilo meters from Colombo on the Colombo Negombo Road. It is a highly commercial area.
he town exhibits plenty of old world charm, yet along the beach there is a complex tourist infrastructure of hotels, guesthouses, restaurants and cafés. There are delightful canals, interesting creeks and an extensive lagoon. Negombo has a distinctive character . . .
Wattala is a small town in Western Sri Lanka with a distance of 8 miles to Colombo.
Sri Lankan cinema in past years has featured subjects such as family relationships, love stories and the years of conflict between the military and Tamil Tiger rebels. Many films are in the Sinhalese language and the Sri Lankan cinematic style is similar to Indian cinema.
The first film to be produced and shown in Sri Lanka was Kadawunu Poronduwa (The Broken Promise) which was released in 1947. The first colour film of Sri Lanka was Ran Muthu Doova.
Afterwards there were many Sinhalese movies produced in Sri Lanka and some of them, such as Nidhanaya, received several international film awards. The most influential filmmaker in the history of Sri Lankan cinema is Lester James Peiris who has directed many movies of excellent quality which led to global acclaim. His latest film, Wekanda Walawwa ("Mansion by the Lake") became the first movie to be submitted from Sri Lanka for the Best Foreign Language film award at the Academy Awards. In 2005 the director Vimukthi Jayasundara became the first Sri Lankan to win the prestigious Camera d’Or award for Best First Film, or any award for that matter, at the Cannes Film Festival for his Sinhalese language film Sulanga Enu Pinisa (The Forsaken Land). Controversial filmmaker Asoka Handagama's films are considered by many in the Sri Lankan film world to be the best films of honest response to the ethnic conflict currently raging in the country. Prasanna Vithanage is one of Sri Lanka's most notable filmmakers.
Hotels in Wattala
Palm Village Hotel
Amidst the palm groves, lounging under swaying palms, shaded from the tropical heat and fanned by the ocean breeze, Life’s realities seem to float into oblivion and fantasy takes over. Beautifully landscaped gardens and star class facilities beckons you for your next conference, seminar, or workshop and is conveniently located 25 minutes north of Colombo.On the Ocean in Uswetakeiyawa from Colombo take Airport Road to Wattala Clock tower next Turn Left towards the sea on Hendala Road at Hamilton Dutch Canal – Follow the Signs North (2nd Bridge) to Palm Village Hotel.
A wonderful resort experience, which brings to mind sun-kissed beaches and willowy palm trees, is waiting just for you at Pegasus Reef Hotel in Wattala, north of Colombo City.
Alphabetical Listings of Hotels in Wattala
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