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Gampaha City

Gampaha is an urban city in Sri Lanka. Gampaha District belongs the Western Province. Gampaha is separated from Colombo by mainly the Kelani River.

The word "Gampaha" is composed from "Gam", which means village and "paha", which means five - literally meaning "Five Villages". The five villages in the Gampaha city is Ihalagama, Pahalagama, Medagama, Aluthgama and Yagoda. Gampaha is most famous for the Botanical garden[1] where the first rubber tree was planted in Sri Lanka which still remains.

It is also the home of the famous Ayurveda Physician Wickremaraachci who produced hundreds of Ayurveda Physicians who came to be known as Ayurveda Physicians of Gampaha. They are still found all over Sri Lanka.

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  • Apex Computer & English School, Nayomi (guest) wrote 12 months ago:
    It is the best English Medium Class in Gampaha
  • Thakshila Maha Vidyalaya, chamari 2006 O/L (guest) wrote 1 year ago:
    Thanx tc u gave me lot of brilliant memories
  • , dhanushka (guest) wrote 2 years ago:
    jayarathne's home
  • Indigolla Rd, kalpi (guest) wrote 3 years ago:
    I need information about ranjith asanka weerappulige from morupola please anyone who knows him let me know
  • IDM Nations Campus - Gampaha Branch, nimasha perera (guest) wrote 3 years ago:
    awesome... love it...!!!!!
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