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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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252 news items

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Newsfirst
Sun, 26 Apr 2015 08:56:15 -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 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 ...

Newsfirst

Newsfirst
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:20:53 -0700

People of the Sabaragamuwa Province engage in this tradition giving priority to Lord Saman who is venerated as a god. Just Like the Sinhala Community, the Tamil community also engages in this tradition. The purpose of this ritual which utilises a ...

Newsfirst

Newsfirst
Thu, 09 Apr 2015 00:54:21 -0700

Devotees including the Chief Minister of the Sabaragamuwa Province lined the streets to pay their respects to the late Most Ven. Udugama Sri Buddharakkhitha Thero. The cortege then passed Mawanella and Pilimathalawa, reaching the Kandy town by ...

Newsfirst

Newsfirst
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 19:21:18 -0700

The Ministry of Education said that, in addition to this, appointments will also be made to 11 schools in the North Western Province, 12 schools in the Northern Province and 10 schools in the Sabaragamuwa Province that already have vacancies for the ...

nation.lk - The Nation Newspaper

nation.lk - The Nation Newspaper
Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:33:45 -0700

It is close enough so that you don't spend too much time on the road getting there and back. It is far enough from Colombo to make you feel you have entered a different country altogether. Sabaragamuwa is a separate province, after all. More ...
 
The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka
Sun, 05 Apr 2015 22:48:45 -0700

The possibility for thundershowers is low today, but it will increase by tomorrow. Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places in the Sabaragamuwa province and in the Galle and Kaluthara districts during the afternoon or evening. Read 463 times.
 
The Island.lk (subscription)
Thu, 02 Apr 2015 12:52:30 -0700

He said that majority of those plants could be grown in home gardens in the Sabaragamuwa Province. In the Sabaragamuwa Province, apart from the highly venomous Russell's viper (Polonga), mildly venomous Cat Snake (Mapila) and Hump-Nosed Viper ...
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