Located in the western part of the country, just a few kilometres north of Colombo separated by the famous Kelani River, sits the urban city of Gampaha. It is renowned for Ayurveda and indigenous medicine practice. Gampaha is the second most developed district in Sri Lanka and there are programmes to make it the best place to live in the country. In the recent years Gampaha has faced rapid development, many new shopping complexes, roads, bridges and flyovers has been constructed. Private institutions carry out many development programmes in the area.