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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, (Sinhala: 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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261 news items

Ceylon Daily News
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 10:56:15 -0800

H A S Dayaratne and W D M Wickramasinghe secured third place for Sabaragamuwa Province. M Lasanka Pradeep Kumara of Western Province won the most outstanding player award. K A T Niranjalee Gunasinghe and K K G L Gunawardana sweated hard ...

The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka

The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka
Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:00:00 -0800

President Maithripala Sirisena says though he is fully prepared to ban the sale of liquor and cancel liquor licenses as the President of the country, but the challenge faced by the entire world is whether drugs, that has become a major social force ...

The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka

The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka
Thu, 29 Oct 2015 00:18:45 -0700

Asian Development Bank funded Integrated Road Investment Programme – Award of contracts for four civil works contract packages in Sabaragamuwa Province. Above programme is implemented with the view of improving the road connectivity within ...
Ceylon Daily News
Fri, 30 Oct 2015 13:09:50 -0700

Udaya Ranasinghe (boys) and Hansani Piumila Kapugeekiyana (girls) were adjudged the Most Outstanding players at the all island open ranking girls and boys table tennis championship for the Sabaragamuwa Province Chief Minister Maheepala Herath ...
Colombo Page
Thu, 29 Oct 2015 10:37:30 -0700

Sabaragamuwa Province PGDP was Rs. 689 billion in 2014 and Eastern Province contributed Rs. 597 billion to national GDP. Compared to 2013, North Central provincial GDP contribution increased to 5.1 percent in 2014 to Rs. 523 billion from 5.0 percent in ...
The Island.lk (subscription)
Sun, 01 Nov 2015 19:11:15 -0800

Western Province continues to be the highest contributor to the national GDP but has reduced its share to the GDP to 42 per cent from 52 per cent, while other provinces, such as, the Central and Southern provinces are picking up,a top Central Bank ...

Hiru News

Hiru News
Sat, 12 Sep 2015 01:26:15 -0700

He also stated that the Department of Examination and the Department of Survey have confirmed that the correct answer is Sabaragamuwa province, however, since certain teachers have taught the students based on Google maps, they have decided to give ...
The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 09:36:47 -0700

In addition 48 rural bridges in the Sabaragamuwa Province have already been completed under the island-wide programme to build 210 rural bridges under the Economic Development Ministry's Direction. Work on a additional number bridges in the ...

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