Moratuwa is an extensive suburb of Colombo city, on the southwestern bank of Sri Lanka, close Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia. It is arranged on the Galle– Colombo Galle street principle interstate, 18 km south of Colombo downtown area. Moratuwa is encompassed on three sides by water, with the exception of in the north of the city, by the Indian Ocean on the west, the Bolgoda lake on the east and the Moratu stream on the south. As per the 2012 statistics, the rural area had a populace of 168,280.
Moratuwa is additionally the origin of Veera Puran Appu, an opposition warrior against British manage in Kandy, the altruist Sir Charles Henry de Soysa and the artist Pandit W. D. Amaradeva. Both Moratuwa and Lakshapathiya are made reference to in the fifteenth century lyric Kokila Sandesha, composed by a priest writer of Devundara to observe Prince Sapumal amid the rule of ruler Parakramabahu VI. Lunawa, Uyana and Rawathawatte are made reference to in sixteenth century narratives and church records of saints, the last recognizes Revatha Thera, the central officeholder of a sanctuary worked by lord Vijayabahu I.
Lakshapathiya, which means ordering a hundred-thousand, was previously the land granted to Lak Vijaya Singu, a Commander of lord Nissanka Malla. Consequent to the Wijayaba Kollaya and the division of the Kotte Kingdom, the village of Korala-Wella was made as a component of Raigam Korale, which again turned out to be a piece of Moratuwa in 1735, anyway losing Ratmalana and parts of Borupane to Dehiwala. The name Moratuwa is gotten from "Mura Atuwa" which means sentry turret in Sinhalese which once existed at Kaldamulla.