The suburb of Colombo lies in the north of Colombo city. The name Ja Ela has been derived from the combination of two words where Ja means Javan and Ela means stream or canal. Ja Ela has pleasant weather all throughout the year and a great geographical location which attracts tourists worldwide. It is the home to the famous Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, the sacred Buddhist temple famous for the beautiful paintings and the artifacts related to the Buddha. Other attractions include Mount Lavinia Beach, Wolvendaal Church, Dutch Canal, and Muthurajawela Marsh.
Flying to Ja Ela: Bandaranaike International Airport or Colombo Airport (15.5 km away) is the nearest airport. It provides domestic flights to Batticaloa, Bentota, Dickwella, Hambantota, Nuwara Eliyaand Sigiriya and international flights to Abu-Dhabi, Delhi, Bangalore, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Moscow, Singapore and Tokyo.
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