administrative capital of Sri Lanka
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Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte (Sinhalese: ශ්‍රී ජයවර්ධනපුර කෝට්ටේ; Tamil: ஶ்ரீ ஜெயவர்த்தனபுர கோட்டை) (also known as Kotte) is a city in Sri Lanka with around 100,000 inhabitants in the city proper, and 2 million in the metropolitan area.

Nugegoda Railway Station
Nugegoda Street


Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte is the administrative capital of Sri Lanka. The name translated into English means "the blessed fortress city of growing victory". It was inaugurated as the new administrative capital in 1982 and is a conurbation of several suburbs. It is not commonly regarded as a tourist area though some tourists visit the area out of curiosity and it is a popular place of residence for expats. There are a few hotels and other places that provide accommodation in Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte and the area is well serviced by restaurants and shops.

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