WHAT KIND OF AN ENVIRONMENT
Areas such as Kollupitiya, Bambalapitiya, Fort, Maradana, Rajagiriya
falls into this category. These areas as it is clearly seen, are
very tight, compacted and congested. In such areas the land value
is very high. Generally it is above Rs.300,000/= per perch.
Such areas in modern sociology are normally referred to as urban
villages. Although they are high urban situations, their tenants
get together, form societies and create a social life. Therefore
they are not as isolated as urban situations in the west.
If you really are a busy man, and if you want to be in hand's
distance from your place of work, select one of these areas. In
these areas infrastructure is the best in Sri Lnaka. However,
construction in such areas is highly regulated by bodies such
as the urban development authority.
Sub Urban Areas
In these areas lands are not as expensive as n the urban areas.
But these areas also have good infrastructure facilities. Generally,
in these areas the land value would be 30,000/= to 50,000/= rupees
per perch. Sub urban centers such as Horana, Gampaha, Panadura
belongs to this category.
These areas are not very tight in setting. In addition if you
are going to buy a land from these areas you will gain a very
good neighborhood. If you are a middle class working man this
is the setting that is meant for you.
In such areas large plots of land are available. The air is fresh,
the water is sweet and your neighbors are friendly
If you are a working man who prefers to be at a calm and quiet
area go for areas such as Mirigama, which falls in to this category.
In addition to the benefits of being at a village setting the
cost of living in the areas is relatively low.
If you are looking for a land to farm or to plant go for areas
such as Dambulla. In such areas land value is low and they are
available in plenty.