Patrick Harrigan, M.A. (University of Michigan) is a Sri Lanka specialist since 1971. He has lived in Colombo 1989-2009. As editor of Sri Lanka's Living Heritage websites, his websites include,,,,,,,,, and other website devoted to Sri Lanka's living heritage.

Colombo-4 (Bambalapitiya)

Colombo-4 (Bambalapitiya) Bambalapitiya (Colombo-4) is located between Colpetty (Colombo-3) to its north and Wellawatte (Colombo-6) to its south on both sides of Galle Road. Bambalapitiya, in the heart of downtown Colombo, is arguably one of the most exciting places to be in the city, with shopping malls, bookshops, restaurants, and hotels lining its streets. The name is still quite intriguing …

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