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Sabaragamuwa Province
සබරගමුව පළාත
சபரகமுவ மாகாணம்
Flag of Sabaragamuwa Province
Location within Sri Lanka
Location within Sri Lanka
Country  Sri Lanka
Created 1889
Admitted 14 November 1987
Capital Ratnapura
Largest City Ratnapura
 • Governor W. J. M. Lokubandara
 • Chief Minister Maheepala Herath
 • Total 4,968 km2 (1,918 sq mi)
Area rank 8th (7.46% of total area)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 1,918,880
 • Rank 5th (9.63% of total pop.)
 • Density 390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Gross Regional Product (2010)[1]
 • Total Rs 303 billion
 • Rank 5th (6.3% of total)
Time zone Sri Lanka (UTC+05:30)
ISO 3166 code LK-9
Official Languages Sinhala, Tamil
Website www.sg.gov.lk

The Sabaragamuwa Province, (Sinhalese: සබරගමුව පළාත Sabaragamuwa Palata, Tamil: சபரகமுவ மாகாணம் Sabaragamuwa Maakaanam) is one of the nine provinces of Sri Lanka, the first level administrative division of the country. The provinces have existed since the 19th century but did not have any legal status until 1987 when the 13th Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka established provincial councils.[2][3] The Sabaragamuwa Province contains two districts: Ratnapura and Kegalle. It is named after its former indigenous inhabitants, namely the Sabara, an indic term for hunter gatherer tribes, a term seldom used in ancient Sri Lanka. Sabaragamuwa University is in Belihuloya.


Sabaragamuwa is divided into 2 districts:

Municipal Council[edit]

Urban Council[edit]

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At an elevation of approximately 500 feet above sea level, Ratnapura is the provincial capital of Sabargamuwa. It is 60 miles (100 km) from the city of Colombo.

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Coordinates: 6°40′N 80°24′E / 6.667°N 80.400°E / 6.667; 80.400

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Sun, 26 Apr 2015 09:02:12 -0700

Two protests were held at separate locations on Sunday demanding that MPs support the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. A group of UNP representatives from the Sabaragamuwa Province organised the protest which took place in Godakawela.

The Australian

The Australian
Fri, 01 May 2015 07:07:55 -0700

It was in Sri Lanka that Peter learnt to cook, first at home from his father and then from his doting grandmother, who lived in Kuruwita, a small village between Ratnapura and Eheliyagoda in the Sabaragamuwa province of the island-nation. The family ...

The Island.lk (subscription)

The Island.lk (subscription)
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 12:52:30 -0700

Bogala Graphite PLC, now dominantly owned by a major German company prominent in the global graphite industry, last week celebrated the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Bogala mine at Aruggammana in the Sabaragamuwa Province. Several ...
The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 23:41:15 -0800

As the next step of accomplishing the said objective, it has been scheduled to establish a new national school within the Sabaragamuwa Province in a land closer to Ratnapura Town for which the approval of the Urban Development Authority has been ...
The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 09:30:00 -0700

The Economic Development Ministry has allocated Rs 7,435 million for developing Rathnapura and Kegalla districts in the Sabaragamuwa Province, under the House-to-House, Village-to-Village National Economic Development Plan. The Sabaragamuwa ...
The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 20:45:00 -0700

Ministers W.D.J.Senevirathna, Deputy Ministe4r Wijaya Dahanayake, Western Province Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga, Sabaragamuwa Province chief Minist4er Maheepala Herath, President's Secretary Lalith Weeratunga, Public Administration ...
The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:18:45 -0800

Accordingly, Mr Lalith Jayasingha of Sabaragamuwa Province has been transferred as the Senior DIG of the Northern Province. Nandana Munasinghe, Senior DIG of the Eastern province has also been transferred as the Senior DIG of the Uva Province until a ...
Asian Tribune
Tue, 14 May 2013 12:53:12 -0700

The First Twin City “Signature Ceremony” would be held in the City of Gaziantep between Sabaragamuwa Province consisting of the Ratnapura and Kegalle Districts. Mahipala Herath, Chief Minister of Subragamuwa Province would be attending this ...

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