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Sabaragamuwa Province
සබරගමුව පළාත
சபரகமுவ மாகாணம்
Province
Flag of Sabaragamuwa Province
Flag
Location within Sri Lanka
Location within Sri Lanka
Country Sri Lanka
Created 1889
Admitted 14 November 1987
Capital Ratnapura
Largest City Ratnapura
Government
 • Governor W. J. M. Lokubandara
 • Chief Minister Maheepala Herath
Area
 • 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.

Districts[edit]

Sabaragamuwa is divided into 2 districts:

Municipal Council[edit]

Urban Council[edit]

Other Towns[edit]

Ratnapura[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]

References[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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272 news items

The Hindu

The Hindu
Sun, 16 Aug 2015 23:04:49 -0700

The first result after the counting of postal votes was taken up came from the Ratnapura electoral district in the Sabaragamuwa Province and this went in favour of the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA). The total votes polled were 23,383. Of them ...

Sunday Leader

Sunday Leader
Sat, 08 Aug 2015 12:29:39 -0700

Statistics of the previously held elections at a glance indicate that a majority of voters in the Sabaragamuwa Province has been United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) supporters. However, the number of UPFA supporters has dropped drastically during ...
 
The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 21:18:45 -0700

Also showers are expected at times in the Sabaragamuwa province and in the Galle & Matara districts as well as at several places in the Western and North-western provinces. Thundershowers may develop at a few places in the Central, Uva and Eastern ...
 
The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 20:00:00 -0700

Showers will occur at times in the Sabaragamuwa province and in the Galle & Matara districts. Showers will occur at several places in the Western and North-western provinces. Thundershowers may develop at a few places in the Central, Uva and Eastern ...

nation.lk - The Nation Newspaper

nation.lk - The Nation Newspaper
Fri, 07 Aug 2015 12:07:30 -0700

According to PAFFERAL, Sabaragamuwa Province, Chief Minister Mahipala Herath has given vehicles to each and every provincial member and later those used for election propaganda. “We made a complaint and wrote to the chief secretary, elections ...

Newsfirst

Newsfirst
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
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 ...
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