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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, (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.

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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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 Sunday Times Sri Lanka

The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:00:00 -0800

These performances can be divided into Udarata Natum (up country dances), Pahatharata Natum (low country dances), Sabaragamu Natum (dances originating from the Sabaragamuwa province) and other dances. The fourth category includes stilt-walkers ...
 
SLBC
Tue, 21 Jan 2014 16:56:15 -0800

Another batch of 690 graduates will receive appointments as government teachers in the Sabaragamuwa province. Out of them 340 are Sinhala Medium Graduates. The rest are Tamil medium graduates. Secretary to the Sabaragamuwa Provincial Ministry of ...
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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 ...

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Hiru News
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 06:40:46 -0800

... Pujitha Jayasundera has been appointed as Senior DIG Western Province. Police Media Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said that in addition Senior DIG - Sabaragamuwa Province, Lalith Jayasinghe has been appointed as Senior DIG Northern Province.
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