Katunayake

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Katunayake or Katunayaka is a suburb of Negombo city in Western Province, Sri Lanka. It is the site of Bandaranaike International Airport or Colombo Airport, the primary international air gateway to Sri Lanka. With the change of government in 1977 and the introduction of the open economy policy a large area was allocated to create a free trade zone (currently known as the Export Promotion Zone). This created a large amount of job opportunities for the local youth and has contributed substantially towards the country's economy[citation needed] SriLankan Airlines is headquartered on the grounds of the airport in Katunayake. In the late 1970s, the introduction of open-economy policy led to the creation of a free-trade zone, currently known as the Export Promotion Zone. This created a large amount of job opportunities for the local youth and has contributed substantially towards the country's economy. Katunayake is the site of the primary airport in the country, Bandaranaike International Airport. It is served by Sri Lanka Railways' Puttalam Line, with stations at Katunayake, Katunayake South, and the airport. Katunayake, Negombo is the northern end of the Colombo-Katunayake Expressway. The highway will connect the city of Colombo and A1 highway at peliyagoda.Katunayake is currently served by the A3 highway from Colombo to Negombo.

 

A gripping city on its own right, Colombo also deserves a visit. Take a short trip from Katunayake and set some time aside to explore the Colombo. Dotted with places like Independence SquareGalle Face GreenSeema Malaka; it will definitely be a good idea. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Katunayake.

 

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