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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]

Other Towns[edit]


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.

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

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

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Sat, 18 Jul 2015 03:50:01 -0700

ECONOMYNEXT - The chief minister of Sri Lanka's Sabaragamuwa Province, Maheepala Herath, has complained that his back up security vehicle provided by the police had been stolen right under the nose of his bodyguards. Police said the chief minister ...

Asian Tribune

The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka
Sun, 12 Jul 2015 00:00:27 -0700

High Commissioner of India, Mr. Y. K. Sinha and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka jointly inaugurated a Language Lab in Akuressa on Friday (10) at a function held at Nilwala National College of Education. Consul General of India-Hambantota, Mr ...
The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 00:07:30 -0700

GDP per capita is also low in the Northern Province, and the Sabaragamuwa Province, while Uva and North East had the highest poverty levels per head. He also revealed that, apart from some ventures in energy, garments, trading, etc., there haven't been ...

Lanka Business Online

Lanka Business Online
Sun, 19 Jul 2015 12:49:11 -0700

July 20, 2015 (LBO) – Sri Lanka's election watchdog PAFFREL says the organization has received 200 complaints in relation to 203 electoral and general law violations by yesterday afternoon. Among them, 17 are related to acts of violence and 20 ...
The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
Sat, 18 Jul 2015 12:18:45 -0700

The IGP briefed officials of the Sabaragamuwa Province on Friday and visited the Uva Province yesterday.DIG Dias said the IGP had instructed officials to gather more video and photographic evidence to support their cases against any violators ...
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 ...


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 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 ...

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